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Hotel project pushes tech firm to Scott’s Addition

Michael Thompson October 1, 2014 0

INM United will move onto High Point Avenue in Scott's Addition this month.

INM United will move onto Highpoint Avenue in Scott’s Addition this month. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

A downtown tech firm is moving to Scott’s Addition.

INM United is moving this month from its 8,000-square-foot offices at 201 W. Broad St. to a similarly sized space at 1805 Highpoint Ave. in Scott’s Addition.

INM United builds and designs websites and other web-based items.

INM’s current landlord, Ted Ukrop, plans to put a hotel in the downtown space.

A rendering of INM's future space.

A rendering of INM’s future space.

“That was something we always knew was a possibility,” Joel Erb, INM founder and CEO, said of the hotel.

Herb said INM’s new headquarters in Scott’s Addition is near where many of his employees live. And he said he liked the look of the building.

The neighborhood has been growing in popularity. In August, Main Street Realty said it had leased every unit in one of its Scott’s Addition apartment buildings that’s still under construction. And the neighborhood got its second brewery when Ardent Craft Ales opened in June.

“We looked at lots of different properties around the city,” Herb said. “We felt like there was a lot of momentum in Scott’s Addition; it’s becoming a very creative space.”

INM has a seven-year lease on its new home. The property is owned by Andrew Flint, who in May bought the 10,700-square-foot property for $445,000 from the Constance Yesbeck Family Trust.

Fultz Architects is designing the project. INM has 14 employees and is looking to hire three more.

Crews are clearing out the third floor of the building to make way for the first hotel rooms at 201 W. Broad St. Photos by Evelyn Rupert.

The building at 201 W. Broad St. will be converted into the Ukrops’ Quirk hotel and art gallery.

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