Co-working space opens in Maplewood

A new co-working space opened this month a short walk from the center of downtown Maplewood. Here’s information about the spot, from a press release:

Maplewood is at the heart of everything – and now a new co-working space will be at the heart of Maplewood. A new office community environment opened its doors June 1 and will target start-ups, innovators and other professionals who have a need for short or long term creative work space.

The business was conceived by Moose Partners, the entity that controls Moosylvania, which was founded by long time marketing creative guy, Norty Cohen. It will be located in the 1950s school that is adjacent to his agency, which is in an historic 96-year-old, former church in the thriving epicenter of downtown Maplewood.

Maplewood was recently named one of the 25 hippest communities in the US – and a creative co-working space will fit in beautifully with the eclectic retailers up and down its main street – all within steps of Maplework.

“We recognize that entrepreneurs need the right environment. Without a lot of pressure – if they want to get bigger or smaller. And we love the walk around neighborhood of Maplewood with 25 restaurants and plenty of coffee shops, beer joints and hang-outs to make work worth working for,” Cohen says.

Maplework is located at 7305 Marietta Avenue. The new community workspace offers a combination of open and spacious workstations, private and group offices, and conference areas starting at $275 a month. Hardwood floors, bright walls, and open spaces with eclectic décor add to the ambiance. Amenities include a spacious wired outdoor patio and picnic area, free and abundant lighted parking just steps from the entrance, reception services, Wi-Fi, 24/7 secure access, spacious conference room and copier/printer. Additional rental offerings of conference and meeting rooms on the floors above, as well as rental of an industrial Grade A inspected kitchen are optional.

The building itself is full of character, with its large open interior design providing the necessary room for creative work. The two-story church and school complex, purchased by Moosylvania in 2005, underwent an extensive $5 million renovation. The building, with its original stained glass windows, beautifully detailed woodwork and vestibule staircase, has been the recipient of numerous architectural awards through the years.

Cohen added that the trend of workers utilizing temporary creative space is on an upswing, especially on the coasts. On behalf of their clients, Cohen’s team at Moosylvania spent the last five years analyzing and surveying 6,000 Millennials on their lifestyles, buying trends and brand loyalty. He recently published a book, The Participation Game, based on the findings. The opportunity to develop Maplework reflects Millennials’ desire for community connections, flexibility, socialization and communication, he says.

For more information on Maplework, or to lease desk or office space, please visit Maplework.com, or email info@maplework.com.

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