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New Space In Ypsilanti

 

GoWork in Downtown Ypsilanti

Located in downtown Ypsilanti, the GoWork space offers both open and private space for individuals and small businesses. Our aim is to create an environment that prioritizes comfort and community over all. Whether you are a professional, nomad entrepreneur, student or creative, we truly believe that GoWork will be your best place to get work done.   

Expect the usual office drinks and snacks, as well as printing, private lockers, and mailboxes. We have both traditional seated desks and more relaxed areas when you want to move around, Sometimes you want to sit in a more lounge-like arrangement, sometimes you want to stand a bit higher on a perch; we have both for you.

Websitehttps://www.goworkcowork.com/

Address: 9 S Washington, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

  

 

 

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Coworking in Detroit


Objective

I am interested in organizing a coworking environment in the Metro Detroit area for independent web workers, designers, startup entrepreneurs, writers and freelancers who want to enjoy a shared space and network with like-minded folks.

Here are some of the necessary amenities that come to mind:

  • An old converted industrial structure/loft with character
  • Comfy lounge area, large tables for collaboration and smaller individual cubbies
  • Shared conference room with multimedia equipment
  • Located in a trendy, walkable and fun part of town
  • Located close to major highways and coffee joints
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Automated, integrated voicemail system & physical mailing address for your business
  • On site tech support
  • Print/Copy/Fax/Binding availabilities
  • Discounted rates and daily pick up with shipping services such as FedEx and UPS
  • A room (dirty) for projects such as mock-ups where cutting and glueing may be required

I'm looking for feedback/comments on the amenities above, locations, and etc. Please add your thoughts on this wiki and add your name to the list if you are interested. You can also send me an email.

See also CoworkingAnnArbor

Potentials for Landlords: The basic coworking space business model is very simple and straight-forward. The landlord provides a large well-equipped space. This space will be a mix of dedicated smaller offices, open desks, lounge area, meeting room and various office amenities (Internet, coffee break area, copy machine). The tenants will consist of tiered memberships - monthly anchor tenants (dedicated office space or desk), monthly Hotdesk rentals (right to use any open desk) and drop-ins (day tenants). There can also be weekend-only memberships, mailbox privileges, and etc. I believe that many "creative professionals" will use such a workspace as an alternative to their home office.

> Jeff ([email protected])

Group members

Suggested locations

  • Midtown Detroit
  • Royal Oak
  • Depot Town (Ypsilanti)
  • Rochester
  • For Ann Arbor, see CoworkingAnnArbor
City Specific streets/blocks Notes
Midtown Detroit Woodbridge neighborhood or Cultural Center The benefits of being near Wayne State
Royal Oak 11 Mile east or west of Main Street

Great atmosphere of being near downtown R.O.

Ypsilanti Depot Town A few blocks from Eastern Mich Campus and great selection of pubs and parks and museums with a miami nightlife
Ann Arbor Kerrytown district or down town

see CoworkingAnnArbor

Rochester Somewhere near mainstreet Old houses near downtown zoned for commercial use. New live-work lofts also nearby. Near Rochester College and Oakland University. Restaurants (Rochester Mills brew pub, Paint Creek tavern, Golden Gate Indian Cuisine, Kruse & Muir, Chop House, Sumo Sushi, etc.) and coffee (Starbucks) within walking distance. Also accessible by Paint Creek Trail and Clinton River Trail.

Meetings

When should we meet?

Who When I can meet
Jeff M-F, 7pm-10pm; Weekends, Flexible
Dave Flexible
Nick Flexible
Scott Daytimes flexible for now 9:30a- 3p
Donn Daytimes and afternoons (Mondays are tough)
Brahm Some weekday evenings, weekends.

3/29/07; 1pm; Java Exchange - Jeff, Dave and Mike got together to plan for a tentative meeting with Techtown and Wayne State representatives.

9/18/07; Jeff and Dave attended the Creative Energy Alliance UNITE event in Warren.

11/29/07; 5pm; Jeff and Brahm met at Beaners in Rochester Hills to discuss co-working in the metro Detroit area

Misc links or documents/files

Please share any useful links or documents here, such as listings of good properties, photos of potential buildings, articles and so on.

BusinessWeek story

New York Times article

San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Detroit Software Engineers' Grotto

Denver Business Journal report

Career Information

techPersona Media coverage

microcoworking.com

Jelly (informal co-working) In Detroit