Several days ago we had the pleasure of attending a grand opening event for the all-new Co+Hoots in Downtown Phoenix, and we must say, we’ve never seen anything quite like it.
A place for “creative co-working,” Co+Hoots was designed to be a space where independent freelance and contract professionals, such as graphic designers, photographers, web designers, programmers, writers and others, could come together to not only share a centrally located office space, but also benefit from working in such an inherently collaborative environment.
And who wouldn’t be inspired by Co+Hoots’ choice of location, the historic JB Bayless building, originally built in the 1920s to serve as one of the city’s first downtown grocery stores. The exterior and interior are equally as cool, featuring a number of old industrial elements, including high ceilings, wooden beams and trusses, exposed red brick and concrete floors, giving the space a vibe that’s far different from most other large downtown offices. Plus, Co+Hoots has plans to regularly showcase the works of local artists and will be open to the public every month on First Fridays for the Phoenix Art Walks.
So how does Co+Hoots work? Well, getting started is pretty straightforward and simple. The organization offers professionals three different levels of memberships to choose from: Day Passes ($10/day), Lite Memberships ($350/month) and Full Memberships ($650/month with a one-year contract). With all three, individuals are granted access to Wi-Fi, desks, use of the kitchen/lounge, parking, use of the printers and copiers and more.
For those with the occasional need for a more collaborative workspace, the day pass option is ideal, but for additional perks, the contract memberships are the way to go, translating to a dedicated desk with a lockbox, a key for 24/7 access to the building, a mailbox, signage and guaranteed use of the conference rooms and teleconferencing equipment.
Sound too good to be true? Discover the benefits for yourself by visiting their site and signing up for a day pass or even one of the trial memberships ($100/2 weeks). And then, you, too, will be in Co+Hoots.
Co+Hoots is located at 825 N. Seventh Street in Downtown Phoenix