The paint may still be drying, but Assemble’s new Minneapolis coworking space is officially open for business, beginning today.
Headquartered in Chicago, Assemble inked a lease for the fifth floor (16,000 ft.) last summer at what’s known as the ’15 Building’ downtown. Sandwiched between between Hennepin and Nicollet Ave, this space is most recognizable for the colorful Bob Dylan mural.
Millions later and months in the making, they join the local landscape of options for freelancers and startups to consider home.
“It was an obvious next step for Assemble based on feedback from existing member companies request for a location here,” says Community Manager Jody McGuire. “Minneapolis checked all of the boxes in terms of demand for our service: strong economy, large population living downtown, good restaurants, public transportation investments – what we like to call a really good live, work, play city.”
Assemble’s arrival comes on the heels of Industrious (also based in Chicago), and is found about a block away from Assemble’s new Minneapolis digs. Looking at the map above, you can see where Assemble is in proximity to downtown Minneapolis coworking peers, with more detailed info here.
“Light rails systems connect both airports to downtown, making the trip door to door just a little over 2 hours on paper,” McGuire says in touting the Chicago connection for members to work seamlessly between both cities. First movers into Assemble’s Minneapolis space include GO intellectual and Flipboard, both coming by way of Chicago.
Event organizers will now have another option to consider, as their plan is to host 3rd party events such as user groups/meetups, show-and-tells, happy hours and other experiences centered around the technology and creative community.
Desks at Assemble start @$350/month, with private offices available to accomodate one person to a team of 10. Along with the launch there is a first month free promo for those who schedule a tour before February 29, 2016.