Esplanade Association Moves into New Office Space

June 22, 2011
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-By Times staff

TEA Organization and Communications Coordinator Christopher Timmel and Programs and Community Enrichment Assistant Emma Krause.

The Esplanade Association (TEA) moved to a new fifth-floor office at Boylston and Berkley streets in the Back Bay earlier this month, leaving the Myrtle Street space that the nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Charles River Esplanade previously occupied.

TEA Organization and Communications Coordinator Christopher Timmel said the new space is closer to the park, offers cheaper rent and, at 1,100 square feet, is nearly twice as big as its 500-square-foot former office.

Timmel added that the new space was in close proximity to the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library, where the group occasionally hold meetings, as well as many of the group’s business partners that offer discounts to TEA members via its Business Perks program.

Meanwhile, the new space offers an open layout, which Timell said could accommodate the group’s board of directors, along with its four full-time staff members and other part-time workers.

“We can now more comfortably host small meetings,” Timmel said.

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