CoLab

Arcade Building downtown Albany exterior 2016-11-02The owners of Stacks Espresso are planning to open a membership co-working space -- CoLab -- across the hall from their downtown Albany location in the Arcade Building. It's aiming for a spring opening, according to its website.

The blurbage describes it as, "A space where innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, students, and collaborators from all walks of life can work independently, or in groups, to accomplish their goals and achieve success." That link above includes renderings and an amenities list.

The space will also available to rent for events.

Many coffee shops already are de-facto co-working spaces, so opening a formal co-working operation almost seems like a natural extension of a modern coffee business.

Co-working boomlet
Co-working has started to catch on around the Capital Region over the last few years, and there are now handful of places. Among them:
+ Beahive Albany
+ Saratoga CoWorks
+ Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy
+ Troy Innovation Garage
+ Urban Co-Works in Schenectady
+ The planned Bull Moose Club in downtown Albany from Troy Innovation Garage

Earlier: Why Stacks Espresso picked downtown Albany for its next location

Comments

Such a cute idea.....in all honesty has anything ever been invented at one of these places or have any major companies evolved locally from these hipster co Hab places?

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