A new coworking space is coming to Grandview at 1030 Dublin Rd. SugarCube offers a mix of individual cubicle space and private offices that can accommodate the solopreneur to the small team.
Owner Doug Mack bought the SugarCube building back in 2008 not to turn it into a coworking space, but an office for his company Payex. The second floor was built out with individual cubicles meant for the company’s growing team, but the plan didn’t pan out as as expected leaving a number of open spaces.
“The way that I ultimately came into the shared office space was really by accident,” Mack says.
He had been renting out some of the spare offices on other floors of the building, just filling the last one when a potential tenant stopped by. While the offices weren’t available, he looked at the empty cubes and asked Mack if he could rent one out. Mack said he would think about it, and after doing some research found out there was a market for exactly the type of space his building provided. And thus with the rest of the Payex team on board, SugarCube was born.
The building takes a nod of inspiration from creative conference center Sparkspace. Mack visited the space for a meeting and realized, “I want my space to be really bright and fun and colorful like this,” he says.
SugarCube’s colorful space features 15 fully-furnished private offices (complete with min-fridge) and 23 individual cubes, all available on month-to-month leases.
Private offices range from $365 – $850 per month. Mack says that many of the office suites are large enough to fit two to three people, with some current clients already taking advantage of that opportunity. A dedicated cube runs a business $199 per month, while a shared cube is priced at $149 per month. Day drop-in rates for a shared cube are $15.
Cube coworkers have access to the SugarCube space from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and can make appointments for entry on Saturdays. Private office holders have 24/7 access to their space.
SugarCube has many of the amenities an entrepreneur might expect from a coworking space.
Both Wi-Fi and hardwired internet connections are available. A steady stream of coffee sourced from Stauf’s keeps the entrepreneurs running. There’s printers, faxers and copiers, as well as access to basic office supplies like pens, paper, paper clips, etc.
“We just provide all of that to our monthly members,” Mack says.
A conference room with adaptable furniture, a lounge and shared kitchen area round out the space. There’s also ample parking with their lot backing up against a planned Wagenbrenner development on a large, open parcel of land that would bring a lot of new retail to the area.
While the idea is flexibility, a business can make their mark on the space. Tenants will have their names listed on the digital directory at the front of the building, and for a small fee company names can be placed on private office doors.
For more information, visit sugarcubecolumbus.com.