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VENICE-Rivian, the company that introduced the world's first electric pickup truck, has created another first in Venice. 

The company announced on Instagram that it opened its very first "Hub" in the heart of Venice. "We've always imagined joining a community with a new kind of space where people can gather and connect over a shared desire to do better by the world," the post read. 

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The buildings that now houses the "Venice Hub" stands on the property where  author Ray Bradbury lived and worked for several years.

 Over the decades, the buildings have been home to everything from an electric-works building to an art gallery. Today, with our doors open to the community, this site will serve above all as a place for people to come together.

Rivean said the "Venice Hub" is a comfortable, open place to create, relax, and learn. "It’s comprised of shaded gardens and seating out front, an open-air play space for kids, a library deep in both local and iconic titles and locally made wares, a bright makers’ space stocked with creative materials, and a courtyard area between the site’s two buildings where you can explore an R1T and ask any questions you might have about Rivian’s mission, products and programs. "

According to the companies website, the "Venice Hub" will also offer a host of workshops focused on useable knowledge (plant a simple organic garden this fall, or learn how to get the most of your visit to a National Park) and discussions about broader concepts such as sustainable energy or permaculture. 

Rivean said the "Venice Hub "is just the beginning, and its company grows, it says it will open more spaces in different locations with the same eye to connection and community. “We’re planning a mix of indoor and outdoor sites, including Hubs in urban centers like Venice, adventure-oriented Rivian Outposts further away from the cities, and Preserves — wide tracts of wilderness we’ll protect as part of our conservation efforts.”