Centerfuse, a business incubator and shared workspace, will be opening in Downtown Manassas at 9073 Center Street next month.
The project had its groundbreaking and is set to open on April 7.
“Centerfuse is an incubator there to develop – for people that want to start their own business. We’re gonna have a six week program, where folks can come in and learn how to do business,” said Ken Krick, co-owner of ECU Communications and the Centerfuse project.
According to Ken Krick and Bennett Whitlock – owner of Whitlock Wealth Management, and a partner in the Centerfuse project – the space will have an open floor plan with a kitchenette, gathering space, counter space along the front window overlooking the main road, mailboxes for customers wanting a business address, 16 dedicated work spaces, three private offices, and two conferences rooms, that will be available for rent.
The journey for Centerfuse began when Ken Krick and his wife and business partner, Jackie Krick, toured the space in Manassas.
“We got to this building, and we just absolutely fell in love with it. But it was really big, very big for us. So we were lucky enough to find another couple whose business wanted to expand to Historic Manassas,” said Jackie Krick.
Rental of the single private offices will cost $800 per month, renting a work station will cost $400 per month, and there will be other “grab-a-spot” options ranging in price around $250 a month.
In addition to business uses, the spaces can be used for meetings, networking events, and informational classes.
During the Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band came to bless the building with a performance.