Farewell CoLab Friends. Hello Dempster.
JJ’s List has come a long way since it was born in the basement of our passionate and dedicated Founder JJ Hanley in 2008. On Monday, October 14, 2013, we officially opened the doors to our new location, 824 Dempster St in Evanston. It’s hard to believe we’ve finally found a home, in the midst of a busy business district block that is easily accessible by the Dempster Purple Line and Davis Metra stop. Our new neighbors include many other businesses, such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Blind Faith Cafe, Starbucks, Homemade Pizza Company, Union Cafe, Hewn Bakery, Red 7 Salon, The Copy Room and many other places to explore. Search, Inc.’s No Boundaries: Train For Work, Train for Life is nestled right in the middle of all the bustle, where participants can easily access businesses.
It has been a long road, with many hands involved at various stages. Our new location is a reflection of the hard work many have put in over the years. 824 Dempster is a newly renovated place with a large office space and conference room designed for learning.
October 10th was our last day at CoLab Evanston, a place we called home for 5 months. We enjoyed working and collaborating with talented professionals from the different startups, and everyone was always willing to lend us a helping hand.
As we settle into our new space, we would like to thank those who supported us over the years. We are especially indebted to the disability community for their support and dedication to promoting disability awareness, the Evanston community and Search, Inc. for welcoming us and believing in our mission, and those that have walked in and out over the years as volunteers, mentors and friends. Thank you for being with us side by side and participating our growth.