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blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

If you climb the stairwell one door south of SPoT Coffee on the corner of Delaware and Chippewa, you won’t find CoworkBuffalo for much longer.

By Dec. 2, the start-up coworking organization—which provides high-speed Wi-Fi and a comfortable working space for anyone looking for a change of scenery—will move to 653 Main St., Suite 104, Buffalo, a considerably larger space than the present spot.

CoworkBuffalo's new space beginning in December

The language in CoworkBuffalo’s newsletter release indicates that more room and the ability to include more amenities were two major reasons for the change.

“We want to provide the kind of space that helps people get things done and feel good about coming downtown to work, so we found a bigger, more accommodating space, not too far from where we are now,” the newsletter reads.

The new space measures at just over 1,400 square feet and sits neatly across from Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

Remember, the 600 block of Main Street is undergoing major construction and should be open to automobile traffic later this fall. Bike lanes are also a part of the Main Street project as well, which will serve many of CoworkBuffalo’s members well.

Map of new CoworkBuffalo space

Some of the improvements include three sound-protected phone or teleconference spaces—as well as the phone booth that was popular from the first location.

More natural light, a full-size refrigerator and freezer, a dedicated kitchen and coffee area, and basement storage for bicycles and other gear are further perks stemming from the move.

Members (go here for information on membership) and previously scheduled meet-ups will continue to take place at the present digs above SPoT Coffee, but CoworkBuffalo asks that no mail will be sent to the Delaware and Chippewa location after Nov. 15.

If you’re unfamiliar with CoworkBuffalo, it’s the project of Nick Quaranto, Kevin Purdy, Dan Magnuszewski (who plays a major role in z80 Labs) and Brian Fending—four dudes rather uninterested in the conventional (read: uncomfortable like the desk I’m sitting in and the dusty air I’m inhaling right now) office atmosphere.

You can find almost all the necessary info, like hours and prices, at the business’ FAQ page, but here’s the quick-and-short of CoworkBuffalo’s purpose:

It’s for people who can work anywhere they can bring a laptop, part-time or full-time, and who want something different than the isolation of home and the distracting coffee shop scene. More so, it’s for people who get more done by having a place to go, people nearby, and a sense of of being part of a small, smart community.

(Header photo courtesy of Nicholas Barone from the CoworkBuffalo Facebook page. First interior photo comes from the Plaza Group that had listed the space available for lease).

TAGGED: coworkbuffalo, dan magnuszewski, kevin purdy, main street car traffic, nick quaranto, shea's performing arts center

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