The Nation’s Capital has one of the hottest coworking markets in North America. Take historically relevant height restrictions, throw in Amazon’s HQ2 and mix it with an ever growing larger than average amount of consultants, contractors and freelancers. What do you have? A whole lot of demand for shared, flex-use workspace.
ALX Community Adds 2nd Location in Old Town Alexandria, VA
Long known as a haven for small retail boutiques and locally owned businesses, Old Town Alexandria seems to have a similar preference for their shared workspaces. Or maybe it’s that the “big brands” such as WeWork, Industrious, etc who have opened all over the DC region, didn’t feel like they fit in? With 130+ coworking spaces in DC, there’s less than a handful in Old Town.
Facing high demand for coworking and an ever growing waiting list, ALX Community has announced they are set to open a second location. Set to open in October 2019, they are taking 25K SF of space at 201 N. Union Street, a historic building located on the Alexandria waterfront.
ALX Community opened in April 2018 in the heart of Old Town at 106 N. Lee Street and quickly became an area favorite for its engaging, dynamic coworking and collaborative atmosphere. They are home to over 80 small businesses and 170+ members. A wide variety of industries are represented, consisting of entrepreneurs, small businesses, freelancers, professionals, and non-profits.
ALX Community Delivers a Hyperlocal Focus
The new waterfront location will feature private offices, dedicated desks, and open seating. The location will also feature a 5,000 SF conference center with flexible layouts for trainings, offsites and board meetings. Eight large private offices will also be available in a separate wing geared towards professionals who need more privacy.
Besides workspace necessary to be productive, ALX Community actively supports local business and the DC region via initiatives, events and sponsorships. ALX Community Partner, Kelly Grant, describes the company’s mission as being more than just a workspace. “We’re a community where members are able to work, meet, collaborate, learn, and give back to the city we all love and call home.”
To date, ALX Community has hosted over 150 events, welcoming over 4,000 attendees. Their TALX series, 80+ facilitated to date, offer short powerful educational sessions about business development, professional growth, health and wellness, and community awareness.
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