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Ops-Core to Resume Operations

In an agreement with the City of Boston earlier this week, Ops-Core will have 45 days to do assembly work, but no painting, in its space at Fort Point Studios. Simultaneously, it will move its operation to a new facility in Boston. This comes after recent tensions with artist-tenants at Fort Point Studios. I feel this is great for America and great for Ops-Core and great for their employees who will be back to work.

Personally, I hope the remaining tenants of Fort Point get exactly what they asked for. That mean old corporation (Ops-Core) that employs people and pays taxes and rent and stuff will go away. Now all that needs to happen is for the owners of the facility to get their tenants to step up and pay fair value for their flats. I hope they enjoy actually pulling their own weight.



18 Responses to “Ops-Core to Resume Operations”

  1. John M. Denny says:

    I second those sentiments. Thanks for the update!

  2. TMedina says:

    Amen. Frigging artists bitching about chemical exposure? Really? Did they get drug tests before being “subsidized?”

  3. Chuck says:

    “If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders — what would you tell him to do? I don’t know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.”

  4. Ex-St. Paul Resident says:

    From what I understand, Ops-Core’s tenancy is what was keeping the building afloat and out of foreclosure. I really hope the tenants are aware of the repercussions of their actions.

  5. Shinola says:

    Roger that. Good luck hippies, and don’t let the door hit you in the rear.

  6. Reverend says:

    Harkens back to when New York was the headquarters of Phillip Morris, and became unreasonable with their tobacco taxes. Whole headquarters packed up, moved south to Richmond.

    Loss of jobs, taxes, and prestige…

    Reminds me of the adage “Your words carry weight, choose them wisely.”

  7. mike says:

    How long before some artist’s blog complains that an evil corporation screwed him out of a place to live?

    Also, no painting? Because of chemical exposure? To artists… who are likely working with paint and other worse chemicals (legal and otherwise)? I don’t normally advocate violence and have a very long fuse, but will someone please punch each of these people in the nose?

    • Crate Kicker 7 says:

      Why? They are self inflicting the damage. Once ops-core is out, the building will fold. The pain their stupidity has caused will be epic as they are forced to move.

  8. Thomas Jane says:

    Looking forward to Pine Street Inn having a bunch of new artists-in-residence!

  9. Alex says:

    They’ve been drinking too much of their own paint. Don’t bite the hands that feed you…

  10. Strike-Hold! says:

    That’s good news for Ops-Core, their employees and their customers.

    I hope that Ops-Core got a good deal on their new digs, and a nice big fat apology from the city of Boston. I still kinda wish they’d just given the city the Finger and moved elsewhere though…

  11. Strike-Hold! says:

    P.S. Feel free to contact the artists and give them your regards and wishes: http://www.fortpointarts.org/

  12. BradTFA308 says:

    I’m sure the city will save the artists from themselves.

  13. Gene says:

    Sure, and because the building will fold when OpsCore leaves, the city will somehow find that OpsCore is responsible for sustaining the building, and force them to pay the offset… This is my prophesy. Never underestimate the deviouseness of the left wing entitlement crowd.

  14. Nathan says:

    Artists are just fags who have no job. Get a real one you losers.

  15. JC says:

    You all obviously don’t understand the issues. You read the tag lines and sound bites and take it to be news. Make yourself aware of the real situation before casting aspersions.

    • PirateBox003 says:

      I think people are aware. The residents of Midway are holding Ops-Core responsible for promises that were made years ago by someone who is now dead. The developer has now rented more space to a for-profit company, who has also been a long time resident of the building, and people are mad. Instead of being mad at the “war machine” be mad at the developer who restructured the “agreement”. I suppose Roger’s letter was not helpful though if the shoe was on the other foot I think you could understand his intense frustration at the situation.