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Coworking office with private whiskey lounge to open in downtown Dallas

Coworking office with private whiskey lounge headed to downtown Dallas

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One of Dallas' original coworking concepts has a new satellite office in the works, this one downtown. Common Desk, the Dallas-based coworking company and workday amenities provider, will open a new location at Trammell Crow Center.

Common Desk – Trammell Crow Center will be a 52,000-square-foot space with two floors, including highly serviced luxury enterprise suites for companies with 15-75 employees, and a private whiskey lounge and club exclusively for its members and Trammell Crow Center tenants.

Trammell Crow Center will be the fifth Common Desk location. According to a release, it will open in early 2019.

The Trammell Crow Center location is an operating agreement between the owner, institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Common Desk.

The deal will deliver flexible workspace to the 1.2 million-square-foot asset, allowing the building to attract companies demanding flexibility as part of their workspace strategy.

Common Desk will work with the Stream Realty Partners leasing and management team to offer companies new workspace inventory that complements the building's traditional office space.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management executive director Dale Todd says in a release that the new space will "significantly broaden" the appeal of Trammell Crow Center.

"There is a clear trend of increasing demand for coworking spaces by a wide range of traditional class A office users, including law firms and Fortune 500 companies," Todd says.

The enterprise suites will include high-end finishes including private offices, wet bars, and shared areas. They'll be serviced by Common Desk's new mobile app, so that members can have food and beverage delivered directly to their suite.

The exclusive whiskey lounge will be a private social club for Common Desk members and Trammell Crow Center tenants. A special in-building social membership gets Trammell Crow tenants access to Common Desk in the afternoons, along with the high-end whiskey lounge. This will include a menu of craft cocktails served daily from 4 pm-6 pm and can be rented out for executive events.

Common Desk founder Nick Clark says it's part of the company's overall program of working on elevating the experience at their spaces.

"We want our customers to get a level of service that is on par with luxury high-end boutique hotels," Clark says.

They've recently acquired The Gym of Social Mechanics and Fiction Coffee to bring more value to landlords and tenants with a wide range of amenity options.