Long Beach, California-based WE Labs recently opened its second coworking space in the historic Packard Building. Behind it is an empty lot, next door is an auto body shop, down the street are swanky new apartments, and a block away is the light rail. It looks like a textbook gentrification setting, but WE Labs’s clients differ from what you’d expect at mainstream, big-city coworking spaces like those in the WeWork empire. They include a bookkeeper, a mental health services nonprofit, painters, and a roller derby-themed fashion designer. Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6p.m. access is $175 per month—on the low side for coworking space in the L.A. area.
NOTE: If you’re thinking about joining a coworking community, check out the fascinating tech startup scene happening at the DaVinci Institute in Westminster, Colorado.
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