Hey, Look: Foursquare Finally Got A Real Office In San Francisco

Dennis Crowley Foursquare

Photo: Matt Rosoff

Foursquare’s New York headquarters are pretty awesome. Its satellite office in SF hasn’t been.Foursquare used to share Square’s space in the old SF Chronicle building. When Square got too big, Foursquare moved to a small shared room in the basement with a couple of other startups.

This week, Foursquare finally made the move to a real office — a classic old warehouse south of Market. There are only about 15 full-time employees out in California, but the company is growing fast and wants to recruit more talent from Silicon Valley. And a lot of Californians don’t want to move to New York.

Last night the company had a party to celebrate its new location, and we got a tour of the aftermath this morning.

The new space is on one of the small alleys south of Market Street in SF. Supposedly they're named after famous Gold Rush era madams.

Weird -- looks like a garage is here.

The actual office is upstairs.

Come on in.

Here it is -- a big open loft.

Founder Dennis Crowley is in this morning.

So are a couple other folks. This is Rob Joseph, who leads operations engineering. Most of the SF team are engineers.

But for the most part, it's quiet. There's lots of room to grow.

Late last night, somebody put tape down and they had a rollicking game of foursquare.

They painted badges on the walls yesterday.

Last night there were about 300 people in here. They pushed chairs and computers out of the way to make room.

A real board room! They're planning on adding partitions for a couple more conference rooms.

Here's the board room table. The TV usually has an Xbox Kinect attached to it, but it was stashed away for the party.

That's about it. Now check out the main office in New York.

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