Southtree Adds 2nd Southside Location And Triples Downtown Production Space

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Southtree, which helps preserve outdated memories like tapes, film, photos, and audio into digital keepsakes, announced it has added a second downtown location dedicated primarily for production. The production studio is at 1404 Cowart Street, down the street from their current space. The space expands their current production footprint from 2,500 square feet to 8,200 square feet to accommodate growth and expand their capabilities. 

According to Adam Boeselager, founder and chief operations officer, the space will allow Southtree to increase their equipment and team to better service the volume of orders they receive. 

"Last year alone we preserved over 100,000 home movies and 600,000 photos. This new space will really help us meet customer demand," said Mr. Boeselager. 

Company leaders say maintaing their downtown presence was important and they did not consider any other locations outside of the city. 

"It was very important for us to maintain our production downtown. We love our city, and want to be able to help in its revitalization. We want to be a part of keeping and attracting jobs in the city." said Nick Macco, founder and chief marketing officer. 

The company recently expanded their team to just under 40 employees. 

Southtree plans to host an open house in February when construction is completed on the new space. The event will be free and open to the public. 

"We had a very successful open house last January with several hundred in attendance. I'm hoping we can blow that out of the water this year," said Mr. Macco. 

Leaders say they'll announce details of the open house soon. 



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