Already a well-established presence in the Golden State with 10 properties so far, Spaces has put down roots in Napa Valley with the introduction of a coworking hub in the area’s First Street development. Located in Downtown Napa, the stunning two-floor premises fits right into a neighborhood that’s earned a reputation as a thriving mixed-use destination combining shops, restaurants, and a luxury boutique hotel.
Thoughtfully curated for you
Spanning 325,000sq ft over three city blocks, First Street Napa is a thoughtfully curated development that provides a place for visitors to work, rest, play, eat, and stay. With 45 fashion and specialty retailers ranging from local artisans (Napa Valley Jewelers) to big brands (Lululemon), it also includes the tallest building in the eponymous valley in the form of the Archer Hotel Napa. Make no mistake about it, this is an unmistakably local affair that epitomizes the laidback charm of wine country.
The latest coworking space in California provides hot-desking, meeting rooms and shared offices, in an environment that positively encourages networking. As part of a creative community, members can drop in for a coffee and a cozy corner to catch up on emails, or rent a bigger space for a long-term project and stay a while – the workspace options are as flexible as your yoga teacher. There’s also the option to create a virtual office in California, which provides mobile entrepreneurs with an enviable address plus mail-handling and telephone-answering facilities.
First row on first street
“Spaces provides much more than a place to plug in a laptop,” says Michael Berretta, Vice President of Network Development for the brand’s parent company IWG. “We are excited to be partnering with First Street Napa’s landlord, who has transformed the Napa Valley experience for visitors and professionals who come to the area.”
With the coworking trend on the rise across the US, the launch of Spaces in Napa is a welcome addition to the local startup scene. A diverse, energetic crowd of entrepreneurs already populates the area, providing a readymade community for anyone thinking about setting up shop (or anything else) in this beautiful and bountiful corner of California. “There’s a need for flexible, affordable workspace options in the market,” says Berretta, “and this location is ideal for Spaces.”
the true California experience
Served by Napa County Airport, Sonoma County Airport, Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, Napa is well-connected in more ways than one: as the sun beats down on another idyllic day among the vineyards and the wind rustles in the breeze, it can be hard to believe that the bustle of transcontinental connections are just a short ride away. And when you consider that San Fran’s just a 90-minute drive (with a jaw-dropping section of the commute over the Golden Gate Bridge, no less), calling in on the West Coast is a breeze.
For those interested in staying a little longer, Napa’s Oxbow Public Market boasts enough farm-fresh good stuff to satisfy the most discerning gourmet, and the area’s many wineries ensure a tasting is never far away when it’s time to wrap up for the day. Arts, culture and entertainment are well-catered for too, with Uptown Theatre Napa and the Quent Cordair Fine Art gallery just two examples of the diverse range of things to do and see.
The answer to modern-day working life and the antidote to the traditional office setup, the Spaces concept is all about flexibility. Whether you stay for a day or make it a month, it’s a state of mind as well as a place to park up. Designed to foster a community spirit with a creative edge, it empowers members to work the way they want – wherever and whoever they are.
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