The Hing Hay Coworks office is wrapping up- a tiny TI project in the historic Bush Hotel in the International District. The scope had changed a lot since the start of this blog post, but I might as well post it for documentation's sake.
Coworking has become very popular around the west coast for many reasons, mostly, to spur that inter-disciplinary, exciting collaboration between entrepreneurs and creatives that the start-up culture dreams upon. That famous garage story every major tech company swears by.
The model makes sense for a certain market. It's monetizing the coffeehouse-office trend by providing the missing pieces- stable wi-fi, copier, printer, phone room, conference rooms, etc. The collaborations are only secondary.
This coworking space in particular caters to artists, designers, and international entrepreneurs. Seated in a rich and urban immigrant neighborhood, home to many languages and foods, it seems very exciting- Pioneer Square and downtown are a few steps away.