In just 200 square feet, barely big enough to fit a sink and a dishwasher, 18 Reasons has been able to do an awful lot: pickling classes, special dinners, book readings, art openings, potlucks. On Friday, the nonprofit community space will finally be doubling its area with a move one block away.
According to program director Rosie Gill, the new space — next to Bi-Rite Creamery and attached to Bi-Rite Market's commissary — may be big enough for two counters and an expansion of the big wood table that dominates the room. But it's not going to be big enough to host TED talks or Tae-Bo classes. “We want it to stay intimate,” Gill says. “I think that helps us with what we do. It's easier to build community if there are only so many people to talk to.”