LAB Miami Expands Into a Larger Wynwood Building
"Signed our lease in April and officially opened our doors in June of 2012," said Daniel Lafuente, cofounder of LAB.
LAB, which opened in June 2012, bills itself as "a community of entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, startups, and change-makers who share space and ideas." It's is a place where one feels welcome immediately upon walking inside. So it's not surprising that within a month of opening its doors, LAB had already reached its membership capacity of co-workers in the building's 700 square foot space. But now, says cofounder Daniel Lafuente, the creative community's ideas and like-minded individuals need room to grow, so LAB has relocated and plans to welcome more LABRats (their endearing term for members) than ever before.
"We've increased our membership capacity from 20 to 135," Lafuente said.
Though we'll miss the former location's eccentric exterior, the new one will display a giant neon sign that reads "LAB," while its interior will have three murals by artists Dillon Froelich and Fabian De la Flor. It's a stand-alone building with a parking lot and outdoor area, which will allow guests to enjoy the space fully. LABRats will settle into the new location the first week of February and event programming will soon follow.