August 4, 2013

I’m definitely a firm believer in the saying “things happen for a reason.”

Many folks, including myself, have been saying for quite a while that Columbia City is in need of a coworking space.  Well, it sounds like we’re not only going to have one….but maybe even two!  Yes, this is wonderful news for our growing community of Columbia City residents and coworking enthusiasts.  While I cannot publicly share information about these spaces – as they will share their fantastic news when the time is right – I will continue to congratulate them and will happily raise a glass with them when their space(s) open.

As many of you know, we here at My Branch Office were working towards opening our first location in Columbia City.  Well, as the title of this post states: things happen for a reason.  While I still believe Columbia City is in need of coworking space, I don’t believe it needs multiple (3+) spaces.  Now that Columbia City appears to be on its way to having coworking space, we are shifting our dedicated focus to South Lake Union – a neighborhood that is without a coworking space.  With the recent change in neighborhood focus, along with a few other factors, we anticipate opening a space in 2014.  The key to success here will be connecting with the community to determine its needs in a South Lake Union space.

That said, I invite everyone with an interest in coworking in South Lake Union to join the recently-created meetup group, attend some meetups and share with us your thoughts on what a coworking space in South Lake Union should entail.

However, we will continue to be involved in the Columbia City coworking community.  Personally, I want to see it continue to grow and thrive.  The South end really does need more coworking spaces (consider this a nod, as well, to our Renton coworking enthusiasts).

Again, congratulations to the founders of the new Columbia City coworking space(s)!

And to our fellow South Lake Union coworking enthusiasts….we send to you a bit “Hello!”