MaxBurst, a web design and Internet marketing firm that was to be an anchor tenant at an upcoming Huntington co-working office, will no longer be part of the project.
The Huntington co-working space -- being spearheaded by Tyler Roye, the chief executive of mobile service GroupGifting.com -- will offer a social work environment for smaller start-ups. The project was approved to receive more than $140,000 in tax breaks from Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency last month.
In Roye's application for the tax relief to the Suffolk County IDA, MaxBurst, along with GroupGifting.com and another start-up, were promoted as anchor tenants that would move into the space and lend experience to any fledgling entrepreneurs who decide to work in the co-working office.
Andrew Ruditser, the co-founder of MaxBurst, said his current landlord in Amityville offered him additional space to rent at a good price, as well as an opportunity to own part of the building. He added that "timing, construction costs" also contributed to his decision to stay in his current office.
Roye said he does not foresee MaxBurst's leaving as a hindrance to the opening of the new office. He added that he has already received interest from up to 10 start-ups about moving into the space, and the goal of opening by Nov. 1 is still on the calendar.