Economist article on Freeports

Freeports, Über ManCaves, what in the world is going on?  This article from The Economist highlights a crazy and growing trend surrounding wealth, that is being “parked” in fancy storage facilities. For some customers, they are an attractive new breed of tax haven.  We’d never contemplated creating a tax haven… but ManCaves first location is right across the street from the Centennial airport, maybe we should seek a free port designation?

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Bomb-Proof Man Cave

Well here’s a Man Cave you don’t come across everyday, a real-deal bomb shelter!  Built by AT&T after the Cuban missile crisis to allow uninterrupted communications in the event of a an atomic bomb attack, it simply oozes cool!  Besides the blast doors and thick walls, it comes with spring mounted fixtures – including the toilet!  Interestingly, the agent has already identified a potential user as an antique car collector; we’d love to see the collection that ends up there.

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Government Funded ManCaves?!

Now this is taking your man cave a little too far.  Some government contractors could have used our services in Maryland to help keep their personal and work lives a bit more distant from each other.  A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit. (pharmacy express)   The EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md.  Thankfully, The EPA has issued a stop work order to Apex Logistics LLC, the responsible contractor, ensuring the company’s workers no longer have access to the site.

Before we launched ManCaves, we already knew that everyone wanted one because thy are a great escape and a fun hangout.  Since then we learned (perhaps not surprisingly) about the therapeutic qualities a man cave can have on its owners.  So maybe, just maybe, in this one special case ManCaves could have even helped keep their owners out of trouble?  Yeah, probably not, preventing government fraud might be a bit too much even for a man cave!

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