By Martin Kidston/Missoula Current
The developers behind the Old Sawmill District near downtown Missoula plan to open an upscale co-working lounge next year, offering local entrepreneurs a place to conduct business outside a traditional office.
The 3,000-square-foot facility, dubbed C3, will open on the ground floor of Cambium Place, a four-story building under construction on Wyoming Street within the upstart Missoula district.
“We’re calling it C3 for connect, collaborate and create,” said Linnea Stanhope with the Old Sawmill District. “It’s basically an open space where people can come together and work collaboratively.”
During a celebration of local entrepreneurs this week, Stanhope said the C3 vision will closely resemble a concept created by WeWork, a national company that leases ground floor space in office buildings, divides it into smaller parcels and charges a monthly membership to startups and companies that need a place to conduct business.
The C3 office will include three membership levels, starting with a “sit anywhere” fee. The second level will offer a dedicated desk while the highest level comes with a private office. Daily fees will also be offered.
“We want to create a place for people to come together, share ideas and collaborate,” said Stanhope. “All the furnishings are meant to be something that enables us to hold nice events that align with that entrepreneurial spirit.”
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