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Sep. 21, 2012 8:30 am

South Philadelphia Co-Op Workshop: see East Passyunk’s first coworking space [PHOTOS]

The South Philadelphia Co-Op Workshop is calling itself the first coworking space in that part of the city, and it’s now open for business in what was formerly a corner grocer. The conversation around colocation has gotten hot locally this year. From the Passyunk Post (which has more pictures too): Co-founders Ian Toner, an architect […]

The converted 11th Street corner grocer that is now being leased as a coworking space. Photo lovingly stolen from the Passyunk Post.

The South Philadelphia Co-Op Workshop is calling itself the first coworking space in that part of the city, and it’s now open for business in what was formerly a corner grocer. The conversation around colocation has gotten hot locally this year.

From the Passyunk Post (which has more pictures too):

Co-founders Ian Toner, an architect from the hood who will work full time there, and Terence Buckley, a bookkeeper who will pop by occasionally, sunk about $7,000 into sprucing up the rented storefront. The tables, storage shelves and kitchen counter were made out of wood reclaimed from a relative’s barn. They will also install a keypad so members can access the space 24/7. The website is still an early version, but it lists these rates: $300/month for full-time use; $200/month for three days a week; $85/month for one day a week; $25/day drop-in rate. The rates are month-to-month, so no lease, and there’s no deposit. Toner said they’ve gotten interest from about 10 people, though all were waiting for the final approvals to commit. MORE

Passyunk Post coverage here. SPCOW website here.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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