First Look: Serendipity Labs Now Open in Short North

With sweeping views of the neighborhood, Serendipity Labs has now opened its second Columbus location in Short North at 886 N. High St.

The 21,000 square foot coworking space occupies the third and fourth floors of the mixed-use development on the former site of UDF. Owner Trevor Warner says the space is unique in that it was purpose-built to fit coworking, not converted from another use.

The third floor includes an outdoor patio, individual offices, and an option not available at Serendipity’s Downtown location – dedicated desks. There are some coveted offices within the space – a corner office featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking High Street, and another with a retractable garage door opening to views of Italian Village. The variety of spaces and office sizes can accommodate single occupants to small teams, as well as unique set ups like an owner in an office with employees nearby at dedicated desks.

The fourth floor has fewer private offices with more space dedicated to open coworking and Serendipity’s Ideation Studio. The rentable space can be configured in a variety of ways and features easy to use equipment so presenters can plug and play with practically any computer. Along with the studio, the coworking area and additional outdoor patio space with unobstructed views up and down High Street are available for event rental during and after hours.

Each floor also has its own lab cafe, meeting rooms and quiet spaces. Local artist Mac Worthington is responsible for the artwork that hangs throughout the two floors.

As expected, Warner says they are seeing a different tenant mix than their Downtown location at 21 E. State St.

“It’s much more live, work, play in the Short North, where Downtown you are purposefully going Downtown because you’re working at the courthouse, you’re working at the statehouse,” he explains.

Serendipity Labs hosts a variety of events for its members, from pizza lunches, to networking events, to more educational opportunities.

Click here for more information on Serendipity Labs Short North. 

All photos by Susan Post.