Union Mills building welcomes new tenants

January 13, 2018 by  

Yakabod, a software company, is moving out of Frederick’s Square Corner to the Union Knitting Mills building, located on East Patrick Street.

The Union Mills building dates from the 1800s, but is now finding new life as a home to small companies, some of them in the technology sector.

According to Scott Ryser, Yakabod’s CEO and founder, the company—which has 30 employees—has simply outgrown its current quarters. Therefore, sometime in the first quarter of 2018, Yakabod will make the move to the old mill building.

Ryser was firm that he was not going to move his company out of Frederick, but he also needed to have the new location within walking distance of the old one. The old mill is not only close, but its floor plan and industrial history are, he believes, a perfect fit for Yakabod. The company will have the entire third floor, a 10,000-square-foot space, according to realtor Jim Mackintosh.

Regent Education is also located in the building, taking up approximately 90% of the space on the second floor, says Mackintosh. Kara Norman, Downtown Frederick Partnership’s executive director, said with Regent Education in place and Yakabod moving in, the old mill is becoming a hub for technology companies.

Properties like this can prosper if agents work with a brochure printing company to create illustrated brochures showing prospective tenants the amenities of the location.