BY KATHRYN TROGDON
Dave Macpherson, a business development consultant, used to drive every day from his home in Holly Springs to work at The Frontier, a co-working space in Research Triangle Park.
But now Holly Springs has its own co-working space called the Coworking Station, putting Macpherson within walking distance of his new desk.
The Coworking Station, which opened Monday, April 4, is a more than 5,000-square-foot community workplace in the former Holly Springs Police Department building at 104 W. Ballentine St.
Signs that say “COworking,” “COffee” and “COnference” are scattered throughout the two-story building, highlighting a theme of community and collaboration.
“I am just really excited to get all the different businesses in here and see them start to work together,” said Tara Luellen, Coworking Station’s community manager. “I envision guys bouncing ideas off of each other as they have them. Just really a lot of collaboration, and I think the people in the open spaces will definitely be more exposed to that.”
The Coworking Station features 45 work stations, including private and shared offices, with access to standard office resources, including high-speed Internet and off-site staff to provide tenants with technical assistance.
There is a break room with granite counter tops, cabinets and appliances; coffee makers; and two taps with beer from Holly Springs-based Carolina Brewing Company.
Two red telephone box-style rooms give members a quiet place to make a phone call. The entire space also features the original floors and exposed brick of one of the oldest buildings in Holly Springs.
Rent runs from $99 for a five-day pass to $599 per month for a private office suite. This includes free beverages, unlimited Internet and more. Conference rooms also can be rented starting at $5 per hour.
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