Work With Perks
One of Dallas' most ubiquitous coworking spaces, Common Desk, has a few big announcements. First came a recent expansion of its original location in Deep Ellum, next up is the opening of its Plano outpost, and come September the company will travel westward with its first location in Fort Worth.
The very first Common Desk, which opened in 2012 with 3,500 square feet, recently grew to 17,000 square feet. Besides a new exterior paint job, two new exterior signs, and a new front entrance, the extra space added 20 custom-made dedicated desks; a nap room; two additional conference rooms; a shower; an outdoor patio work area; and 10 new private, customizable offices. There's also a new coffee shop seating arrangement, art installations done by local artists, and a new hospitality bar with "a friendly host who serves members and guests cold brew, craft beer, and snacks."
"Workplace trends continue to change, but coworking has caused a workplace shift that is permanent," says Common Desk founder Nick Clark in a release. "Turn-keyed office experiences are here to stay, and we are now doubling down on the overall experience and level of hospitality we provide to our members."
Oak Cliff also has a Common Desk, and there's one in West Plano's Granite Park, near The Shops at Legacy, that is set to encompass 26,000 square feet and open in June. One of the perks of membership — which spans Shared Desk, Nights & Weekends, Dedicated Desk, Private Office, Corporate, and Virtual — is unlimited access to any location.
The Fort Worth outpost of Common Desk will be one of the newest tenants of Crockett Row at West 7th, which is how the popular West 7th shopping, dining, and entertainment area near the Cultural District is rebranding itself.
It will occupy 13,000 square feet, with 75 shared desk seats, 110 dedicated desks, 25 private offices, and five conference rooms, all of which are available to lease on a monthly basis. There will also be an outdoor patio, shared bikes for exploring the surrounding area, and a hospitality bar with snacks, beer, and locally roasted coffee.
“Opening a location in Fort Worth will be our most exciting expansion to date," says Clark. "Fort Worth is ripe with freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, and we think our brand’s culture will bring an added resource to help these professionals continue to grow their businesses."
Common Desk memberships include unlimited conference room usage, a business mailing address with complimentary mail handling, printing services, bottomless coffee and beer, and weekly community events.