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A Look Inside One Discovery Square

May 29, 2019 05:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- One Discovery Square is a new sub-district in Destination Medical Center’s 16-block area in downtown Rochester. Less than 2 weeks away from opening the front doors, ABC 6 News got a preview of the space before tenants begin moving in. 

One thing that the development team said makes the building unique is that open space promotes collaboration and connectivity.

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"One of the most exciting parts about this building is that we're welcoming companies who weren't previously in Rochester, to Rochester, to be partners with and alongside Mayo and each other," said Jeremy Jacobs, Director of Real Estate Development for Mortenson.

One good example of those groups moving into the city is Musicant themselves, who will be managing events and plan on treating One Discovery Square as an event venue.

"There've been many other inquiries that we're already planning and in the works around events related to science, professional associations related to research, education, and medical communities," said Max Musicant, Principal and Founder of The Musicant Group.

However, the building is not exclusive to industry leaders. It aims to be an inviting place for the community.

Executive Director for Destination Medical Center, Lisa Clarke, explained, "There is first-floor space that is community focused. There will be a place to grab a coffee, a place to grab a sandwich, a place to grab a beer – and people can collaborate and be together."

Clarke said bringing groups together will create new services and products that people are hoping for.

"This building is where we think hope will turn into reality."

The new partnerships, businesses, inventions, and innovation will change the world,” Clarke said.

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