A co-working space for Albany, and an update for Troy

beahive beaconA coworking space called Beahive is scheduled to open in downtown Albany. The company opened its first coworking space in Beacon in 2009, and has another one in Kingston (that's a pic of the Beacon space on the right). From its page for the Albany space:

Our third hive should be open in the Capital Region at 418 Broadway (Downtown Albany) by March 2012.
We'll have a mix of work and lounge areas, meeting space, desks and tables, sofas and armchairs.
We expect to have members not only from Albany but also surrounding towns -- Troy, Rensselaer, Colonie and beyond.
Our space will also be available to rent for events, parties, workshops and group meetings, with flexible rates depending on the use.

There's an open house for the Albany space February 8.

The Biz Review had an article about the space today, and reports it's a partnership with the real estate agent Tracy Metzger.

Collar Collective

There have been a few attempts to get co-working spaces started in the Capital District. The Collar Collective is currently setting up in Troy. Its founder, Brian Corrigan, told us the plan is to start small with about 10 desks. And in order to keep the crowd more or less focused on tech, it will be nerds-only by application. Brian says it's very much open to nerds at-large, so if you're interested, contact him.

photo: Beahive

Find It

Beahive Albany
418 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

Comments

I'm really glad that this is coming together, although it's funny that two spaces are opening so close together in time. This is really great for self-employed and telecommuting workers around here, though I hope that there will be a part-time option available at a lower rate than the day passes.

@Laura: The timing is indeed funny, but it says something about the need for this new way to work and collaborate.

I can't speak to Collar Collective's membership options, but as founder of BEAHIVE I can tell you that we do have part-time plans: http://beahivebzzz.com/membership/membership-plans/.

Hope to see you at the "Open Hive" on Feb 8: http://beahivebzzz.com/events/open-hive-albany-orientation-gathering/.

You can get a single private office of your own for $350/m at some of the buildings downtown already. This seems high for a space at the Beahive...$100+ more than Beacon and Kingston?

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