Exactly six years ago, I signed a lease for a commercial space at 324 Canal Street. I spent the spring and summer of 2014 sitting alone in this giant room, surrounded by beauty that until then, only inhabited my dreams.
I sat alone for months, unsure if you all would come share this beauty with me.
What Colony has become since then is so much greater than the sum of those six years, and while I’ve struggled in the past week to find the words to properly express my feelings, Colony’s founding ethos of community and lasting beauty has only rung louder in my ears. You have all made Colony what it is today, and I am so grateful.
I am grateful, I am scared, I am determined.
I am determined to keep working towards those founding goals, alone in this giant, beautiful room. But I’m certain now that when the time comes, you will all join me again.
With love and hope,