Forgeworks Opening Coworking Space & Business Incubator at 400 West Rich
If the multifaceted success of 400 West Rich can serve as a bellwether, then East Franklinton is well on its way to becoming the creative hub that community leaders want it to me. The 100,000 square foot building is now home to a food truck hub, a biweekly winter market, 100 individual artists studios, a private event space and a popular new restaurant and bar.
And now, Reese Neader of Forge Columbus wants to add “business incubator” and “coworking space” into the mix.
As fully announced on The Metropreneur today, Forge Columbus will open “Forgeworks” a nearly 4,000 square foot space that will house office studios and desks for rent along with a full suite of amenities.
“This is where you can build a better Columbus,” says Neader about the future of Franklinton. “This is the beginning of a world-class innovation district.”
Construction on Forgeworks begins next week with a grand opening tentatively planned for May.
“After two and a half successful years of artist studio and event space, we think it’s time introduce another realm of activity to 400 and the community at large,” says 400 West Rich Manager Chris Sherman. “I can’t wait to see how this new addition interacts with the rest of what takes place at the warehouse.”