The Emerging Technology Center (ETC) has moved from its Canton office to a new Highlandtown location.
With it will go the Beehive Baltimore, one of the city’s first coworking spaces established in 2009 by the likes of Dave Troy and Newt Fowler and taken over by the ETC in April 2012. While the Beehive was popular when it was first founded, enthusiasm surrounding it has waned as other coworking spaces have followed what was first a trend, and now might feel like over-saturation. On an average day, the Beehive was quiet, even as startups in offices around it inside the ETC’s former Canton space were bustling.
Of course, the Beehive occupied one room inside the ETC’s old facility. The new Highlandtown office features an open floor plan, something president Deb Tillett hopes will draw in people from the Highlandtown neighborhood in need of a space to cowork and meet other technologists.
“I think it’s a much more conducive space, ” she said.
The ETC is now hiring a community manager for its new Highlandtown location, Tillett said.