On the heels of their their downtown grand opening party and the acquisition of Meetup.com — NYC based WeWork is doubling down on Minneapolis next year with a new location slated for Uptown as rendered above.
That’s according to paywalled report from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal: “WeWork is leasing the fourth and fifth floors of the Ackerberg’s eight-story MoZaic East office building at 2900 Fremont Ave. in Minneapolis…the WeWork 46,000 square-foot lease represents a quarter of the 198,000-square-foot building, which will open in late 2018.”
WeWork opened its 50,000-square-foot office in downtown’s Capella Tower in October and counts around 170 locations in their global footprint.
The local coworking landscape is a growing one, but not without its pains; last month it was revealed that The Pitch, a sportstech themed space, would stop offering coworking in 2018. A handful of smaller outfits have also quietly shut down this year, or are planning to by end of the year.
Others, like WeWork, are full steam ahead. Spaces is supposed to go the North Loop with 40k ft., ImpactHub is planning for number two in Minneapolis, while St. Paul’s Osborn370 is also plotting a coworking component in partnership with the Knight Foundation and American Public Media called ‘Knight Center’.
There are currently ~33 active/open coworking venues across the state of Minnesota that will be highlighted in our forthcoming Ultimate Guide To Coworking in Minnesota 2018, released next month.