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New York coworking firm greenlights Dallas startup world with 2 new spaces

Coworking firm greenlights Dallas startup world with 2 new spaces

WeWork is expanding. Photo courtesy of WeWork

Community work space WeWork is expanding its presence in Dallas with two branches opening in 2017: one is coming to downtown Dallas at the Thanksgiving Tower in the spring, and the other is headed to Plano this summer.

The Thanksgiving Tower branch will be located at 1601 Elm St.; the Plano outlet, WeWork Legacy West, will be at 7400 Windrose in the Legacy West complex, with space for a community of 500-plus members. 

WeWork was founded in New York in 2010 and debuted in Dallas in January, when it opened a branch in Uptown at 1920 McKinney Ave. The company has outlets in most major American cities, from Boston to San Francisco to Austin, where it has three locations. It can also be found in 14 countries including China, India, and Mexico.

The company provides office solutions for teams of any size, from a multi-person headquarters to a one-person satellite office. You pay for everything you would get if you rented a regular office space, including administrative expenses, office amenities, cleaning and maintenance, design and construction, and of course rent, but at discounted rates. Rates for a private office start at $400 a month.

Amenities include ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, unique common areas, conference rooms, printers, free coffee, onsite staff, private phone booths, and events including catered lunches and weekly happy hours. Many locations are pet-friendly.

General manager Adam Wacenske says that the locations are chosen for their access to restaurants, shops, and businesses that are within walking distance.

"Businesses of all sizes will have the opportunity to become part of WeWork’s global community of more than 90,000 members and benefit from our culture that has helped to accelerate a shift towards meaning," he says in a release. I think we're all looking to accelerate a shift towards meaning.