It seems like every week we’re seeing coworking pop up in new and exciting places! There’s coworking spaces opening up in AccorHotels throughout Europe. For those who are outdoorsy, Industrious partnered up with L.L.Bean for workspace “a la natural”. Or, perhaps an overwater bungalow in Belize is more your style? Joining the trend, Office Depot has opened eight Workonomy Hub Coworking spaces with more on the way!

More Than Just Office Supplies & Workspace

Workonomy is a brand developed by Office Depot offering a variety of business services. Many are familiar with offerings including printing, tech support, shredding, storage and shipping. Similarly, professional services are also available including marketing and even administrative support. Customers can visit over 1,200 locations for these and now can add workspace to a growing number of stores.

Similar to Workbar locations located in Staples, these Workonomy coworking hubs are integrated into existing Office Depot retail locations. Each space provides members with a place to work, connect or exchange ideas with others. Workonomy Hub Coworking offers a variety of options including: desks, private offices, conference rooms and event spaces.

Why Coworking in Retail?

Coworking is one of a few new strategies retailers and malls are using to activate spaces and boost sales by increasing foot traffic. It’s a unique twist in how technology has impacted the way people live and do business. Just as e-commerce has negatively impacted brick and mortar retail, it’s lead to an increase in entrepreneurship and remote work.

“Technology has dramatically changed the way people conduct business today and (we’re) uniquely positioned to leverage our internal assets, retail space, and omni-channel platform to help our customers succeed in their professional endeavors,” says Gerry Smith, chief executive officer for Office Depot. “Our coworking spaces provide professionals with the working space and tools they need to run their businesses efficiently, in a way that is both convenient and cost-effective.”

Workonomy Hub Powered by Proximity

Workonomy Hub Coworking users can drop for $40 a day. Monthly hot desk memberships start at $100 a month. For those needing dedicated workspace, desks and private offices are available ranging in price from $450-850 a month. Being “powered by Proximity” means that members can easily book desks and conference rooms through a convenient app.

In addition to refreshments and concierge services, qualifying members can also use the Proximity Guest Pass. This offers members access to over 400 independently-owned coworking locations.

Workonomy Hub Coworking locations include:

  • Chanhassen, Minnesota: 960 West 78th St.
  • Evanston, Illinois: 2722 Green Bay Rd.
  • Houston, Texas: 1401 North Loop West
  • Irving, Texas: 1000 W. Airport Freeway
  • Lake Zurich, Illinois: 731 W. Route 22
  • Los Gatos, California: 15166 Los Gatos Blvd.
  • Orlando, Florida: 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Bay 158
  • Westminster, Colorado: 9349 Sheridan Blvd.

The ninth location will open in Tigard, Oregon later this summer.

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