The Portland tech community is in mourning after hearing that CubeSpace is closing.
Eva Schweber and David Kominsky announced on the CubeSpace blog today that:
It is with deep sadness that Eva and I announce that CubeSpace will be closing its doors on Friday, June 12, 2009. During the past two weeks of negotiations, we have very much appreciated the support from all of you. Yet when it came down to it, we realized that even though business has been up and the outpouring of support from the community has been so great, we do not have the resources to keep CubeSpace open.
For roughly three years, Eva and I have poured ourselves into CubeSpace. We have poured in all of our financial resources, and have never taken any salary. We have poured the vast majority of our energy into CubeSpace. We have poured most of our attention into CubeSpace. Now, we have no more to put in. We are tired and broke, and it is now time for us to move on.
Dave and Eva put their hearts, souls and wallets into CubeSpace. CubeSpace served as a Portland hub for all things tech, providing workspace, meeting space and event hosting. As successful as CubeSpace was from a commuity building perspective, it was not able to survive as a business. We empathize with Dave and Eva. Hopefully, good things will come your way.