Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 25, 2011
To better serve the evolving needs of startups and small independent businesses, Capital Studios is pleased to announce the opening of a new co-working site on July 25, 2011 at the Tack Factory in downtown Baltimore.
Capital Studios’ Michael Morris notes, “Working in a coffee shop is great. The atmosphere is nice and there can be great creative energy from the people. But on a daily basis, most businesspeople still need certain things: copiers, printers, conference rooms, and above all, a space to call their own. The idea for Capital Studios was to take the best elements of a coffee shop and the functional elements of traditional office space, and put them together to give professionals a unique, affordable alternative. So we found a bright, open, loft-like space in a historic building, and converted it into a creative studio for capitalists.”
“The desks were handmade by a local artisan, and we’ve recycled numerous elements to create a comfortable and fun place to work. The space is light and airy, the coffee and espresso are Italian (a nod to our location near Little Italy), and we’re only four blocks from the water.”
“It meets a demand we’ve been hearing more about,” says Kevin Hollins, owner of the Tack Factory. “We’ve been approached by a number of local leaders about a desire to extend the entrepreneurial community into the Central Avenue corridor. It makes a lot of sense. There’s easy access to I-83 without the congestion along President Street, and it’s at the hub of Fells Point, Little Italy, and Harbor East.”
Morris says that while they will likely have a strong tech user base, Capital Studios is designed to allow professionals of various stripes to hang their hats, including sales reps, consultants, designers, writers, public relations specialists, and more.
The first co-working sites were established in San Francisco in 2005, and the idea has since gained global popularity. Co-working involves shared office space, but the work is independent and can include any combination of professionals and industries. While advances in technology have reduced the dependency on a traditional office environment, many professionals report that the networking opportunities and camaraderie of working with other independent professionals are what make co-working a rewarding experience.
About Capital Studios
Capital Studios is located at the Tack Factory, 1300 Bank Street at the corner of Central Avenue. For more information, please visit http://www.capital-studios.com.
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