One thing the pandemic hasn’t done is slow down COhatch’s growth.
The coworking and lifestyle brand has announced its plans to expand its Polaris location at 1554 Polaris Pkwy.
The original location opened in May of 2019 with 8,500 square feet of space that included 10 private offices, a limited number of dedicated desks, 50 plus open seats for coworking, seven meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor event space, as well as a bar.
More than doubling their footprint with an additional 13,000 square feet, the expansion will introduce several new types of space for COhatch, like corporate suites and an event venue that can host up to 200 guests.
The corporate suites will address the hybrid work models that many employers have shifted to in response to the pandemic. Providing a “hub and spoke” approach, COhatch Polaris will be a central hub for companies, with employees also having access to the coworking space’s network of locations.
“We’re seeing a rising demand from both employers and employees for more flexibility in how they approach work following the pandemic,” said Matt Davis, co-founder and CEO of COhatch. “Employees at companies with a corporate suite will have access to all the great perks of COhatch, from coworking seats and deluxe meeting spaces to access to our locations in other cities when they travel.”
COhatch has long provided meeting and social space, but Polaris will now include a larger-scale event venue suitable for off-site meetings, corporate events, conferences, weddings, and more. Additionally, COhatch will offer a concierge service for event and meeting planning, including everything from custom support with catering, hotel accommodations and transportation, to anything else guests may need help with.
Polaris will also borrow a piece of COhatch’s Dublin location. North High Brewing will open another bar and kitchen concept in partnership with the coworking company.
“COhatch has been an amazing partner as we expand with them throughout Columbus and into other markets,” said Gavin Meyers, co-founder of North High Brewing. “Our concept at Polaris will fit the needs of COhatch members, as well as the public, with lunch options perfect for mid-day meetings or a quick carryout meal between calls, and a bar featuring live music from the best local artists, ideal for happy hours with colleagues or clients.”
Finally, the expansion will include an additional 30 private offices.
Work is expected to be complete on the expansion in early-to-mid 2022.
The Polaris expansion comes on the heels of the grand opening of COhatch’s Dublin location, its eighth in Central Ohio. Dublin is home to the first North High Brewing partnership, which has also grown to include co-locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Springfield.
COhatch also has its sights set on location number nine with the addition of a historic renovation project in Westerville. The 15,000 square foot building is part of a 2.3 acre site that will feature indoor-outdoor workspace, a live music & event venue, walkable gardens and a four seasons room, as well as another North High restaurant and brewpub.
For more information, visit columbus.cohatch.com.
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