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Digital Design Agency Announces Investment in Burgeoning Arts and Start Up Section of Downtown Lancaster, Ca.
Company presence to broker relationships among local businesses, foster creativity in the growing art district and promote future development
Los Angeles, Ca. (October 30, 2013) – Creativity Ainta Side Hustle (CASH), a Southern California-based hip, digital creative agency exclusively serving creatives and entrepreneurs, recently announced its investment in the burgeoning art and start-up section of newly rebuilt downtown Lancaster, Ca. known as The BLVD.
To kick-off its investment, CASH will host an open house event on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m. at its brand new headquarters located at 722 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, Ca. The event will honor women owned businesses, hosting a quorum of female entrepreneurs, city officials and community leaders. Guests will be encouraged to network and connect. In addition, CASH’s Founder and Creative Director, Krishna Darlene, will escort attendees on a tour of the businesses located on The BLVD. Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to email@example.com or call 661-952-0802.
“We are eager to continue in the footsteps of our community and business leaders to support and enliven our local creative community, but with a twist — leveraging the power of technology,” said Krishna Darlene. “We work with artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs across the country and now are stoked to assist creatives and entrepreneurs locally to utilize digital technology to elevate their business, foster partnerships and business development. For our opening, we decided to also create an opportunity for people to connect. It is imperative that we patronize each others businesses and that entrepreneurs have a connected support group of peers that are willing to assist in each other’s success and growth.”
Just four years ago, The City of Lancaster pumped millions of dollars into the massive revitalization of downtown Lancaster with the help of architectural firm Moule & Polyzoides and developer, InSite Development. Completed in just eight months, the project has made the area a flourishing cultural epicenter. InSite Development alone has invested nearly $100 million micro-financing 12 local businesses, creating a downtown destination through the acquisition/rehabilitation of commercial space, and the ongoing development of architecturally significant housing, featuring the Arbor ‘Artist’ Lofts, Arbor Gardens, and the Sagebrush Apartments along The BLVD. Just after the completion of the revitalization; the city built the Lancaster Museum of Art and History through a partnership with the Public Arts Foundation. These investments have evolved downtown Lancaster into a trend-setting community with more than 50 retail, restaurant and cultural establishments—an ideal place to do business.
“My goal was to create a safe urban renaissance hub for local families to congregate while enjoying various eateries, retail establishments, beautiful housing options, and year-round events within a walking-friendly downtown destination,” said Scott Ehrlich, Partner at InSite Development.
“We have found that when you partner with innovative like-minded people, such as Scott Ehrlich, magnificent results will flourish. This public/private partnership has been paying huge dividends since the inception of The BLVD,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Our new downtown has been featured nationally, and I’m happy to tell you The BLVD recently won an International Downtown Award.”
CASH’s investment in the community will bring big name celebrity and business clients to the area, introducing Downtown Lancaster’s artistic flavor to an influential audience.
“Our investment in downtown Lancaster marks an important moment in our company’s history. Long ago, we saw the amazing potential this city offers residents and businesses, which solidified our decision to open our headquarters here,” said Krishna Darlene. “With the help of Mayor Parris and the Lancaster Redevelopment Agency, the city has cultivated a safe, beautiful and modern streetscape that has allowed businesses to thrive and we are pleased to soon be calling The BLVD our new home.”
About Creativity Ainta Side Hustle (CASH)
Creativity Ainta Side Hustle (CASH) is a Southern California-based hip creative digital agency. It was founded to assist creatives (artists, professional creatives and startup founders) in leveraging the power of the web to transform their “side hustle” into their main hustle. The web has immense power to mobilize people that will monetarily support their work—if done correctly. That concept is what fuels the work CASH does every day. It’s why CASH exists. We believe strongly “creativity ainta side hustle.” With a team of chic geeks dedicated to giving creatives and entrepreneurs a platform to begin receiving the “shine,” and we hope, resulting revenue they deserve, CASH develops digital “stages” (websites) that connect art and ideas with audiences. For more information about CASH, visit www.creativityaintasidehustle.com.
About InSite Development
InSite Development acquires, rehabilitates, and develops properties in the Southern California area for our own portfolio. InSite’s affiliated company, Ironwood Management, operates and manages the day-to-day business of this 3,000 unit, quarter billion dollar portfolio. InSite’s 15+ years of experience in both market rate and affordable multi-family housing, allows our team to see opportunities where others may not. Our purpose is to leverage our team’s intrinsic energy, creativity, relationships, and experience to unleash existing financial resources in partnership with local social service providers and community leaders to create a true social impact through the creation of new housing. InSite’s core strengths are the company’s ability to identify and move quickly on undervalued land and acquisition/rehabilitation properties and then to creatively secure financing sources to execute its vision for quality housing. Our geographic focus gives us important competitive advantage and knowledge of local markets, city governments, and social economic needs.
About City of Lancaster
The City of Lancaster is a thriving community of more than 156,000 in northern Los Angeles County. Clean air, attainable housing, wide open spaces, and a close-knit community make Lancaster an ideal place for families. A low cost of doing business, endless potential for growth, and a strong commitment to business from local leaders has earned Lancaster the Eddy Award for “Most Business-Friendly City” in Los Angeles County from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. In addition, Lancaster boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it the ideal place to pioneer new solar energy technologies. No matter how you look at it, it’s positively clear that Lancaster is the perfect place to live, work and play.