The Generator Storage Company Forms To Give Storage Options for Attendees
The non-profit makerspace, The Generator, announced last week that it formed a for-profit business that offers storage to Burning Man Attendees.
The move is to increase funding for the nonprofit.
The new storage facility will be close to The Generator’s warehouse in Sparks. It is available for art cars, vehicles, and other storage needs for the international festival that draws tens of thousands to Gerlach by way of Reno each year.
The Generator Storage Company will be under private direction, and profits will not go toward individuals until the entity has paid back all of its loans, said Generator board president Jerry Snyder.
“This is about finding a way to support our art community further,” Snyder explained. “The Generator Storage Company’s agreement allows the Generator to exist in the space, subsidized, which means that Burning Man continues to sustain the arts in the Reno, Sparks region. We’d be able to use funds once previously used for rent in order to develop and enhance the property and our offerings. ”
The Generator is also working on its Well Avenue location “in accordance with the City of Reno’s timeline for occupancy and safety.”
SOURCE: The Generator