John Autin, a Mt. Airy resident, stepped away from teaching at Philly public schools and joined a new coworking spot five minutes away from his house.
“I got tired of taking the grading home,” said Autin, a father of two. He’s not a member, though: Autin now spends his days as community manager at Mt. Airy Nexus, a 7,000-square-foot coworking space that opened in August.
The place was founded by the same team that runs Center City’s CityCoHo, at 2401 Walnut St. A 10-minute walk to the Carpenter stop on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West line, the sustainability-minded space says it has signed on about 10 members, including a few tech firms like Braintree, Gei Consultants and Amplify.
Ernesto Tagwerker, founder of Indy Hall-based software company Ombu Labs, said he’s based out of the new space once a week.
“I love the community of Indy Hall, but [Mt. Airy Nexus] is super close to me,” the founder said.
Full membership to the spot runs $420 a month. Above the space, there are 22 new condos from real estate company Bancroft Green. As a perk, condo owners get access to the space.
The vibe of the space, as described by Autin, is more on the rec center side than a coworking space: There are community game nights, free yoga classes and the regular meetings of West Mt. Airy Neighbors.
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