Boulder’s co-working scene is booming

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Kiln opened its doors to Boulder in October 2020, the growing chain’s fifth location.
Haley Hawn Photo

Co-working spaces aren’t a new phenomenon. In fact, communal offices have been on the professional scene for over a decade. These hip, community-oriented spaces were once reserved for creatives, freelancers and self-employed workers. However, in recent years, many industries and organizations have chosen to call these untraditional offices home. With more and more businesses ditching dedicated office space in favor of remote work in the wake of the pandemic,  the popularity of communal workspaces is rising exponentially. Both small businesses and large corporate organizations are seeing the productivity benefits, work-life balance advantages and cost-saving opportunities that co-working spaces provide. And increasingly, employers are swapping their long-term, expensive leases for the flexibility and creative environment co-working hubs offer. 

It’s no surprise that Boulder’s co-working scene is booming. The city’s strong community, diverse work opportunities and thriving tech scene have made it a popular choice for co-working offices. As one of the few places where a lunch break could easily be enjoyed on a trail or farm-to-table cafe, it’s no surprise professionals are choosing to set up shop in Boulder. A variety of co-working hubs have popped up throughout the city, each offering a different feel and unique perks. Whether it’s sleek, chic conference rooms for meeting with clients or quick access to downtown, Boulder’s co-working scene has options for all professional preferences. Here’s a look at some of Boulder’s best co-working spaces and hubs. 

Kiln

Centrally located on Pearl Street, Kiln is a co-working space that provides a holistic, eco-friendly and hip setting for co-creating, networking and, of course, working. Its boutique, flex-office solutions provide options for a spectrum of professional needs. Choose from drop-in memberships, fully-branded private offices, or a monthly dedicated desk. Month-to-month leasing options provide low liability and enhanced flexibility.
Perks:

  • Podcast studio
  • Filming equipment
  • Ergonomic, fully-furnished setups
  • Event and conference spaces
  • Outdoor terrace

Regus

Located in downtown Boulder on Spruce Street, Regus offers centrally located co-working spaces ideal for entrepreneurs and self-employed workers. Suspended ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows provide an ideal setting for creativity and productivity. Workers can choose from both unfurnished and furnished private offices or open-floor plan shared spaces.  All of Regus’ co-working options can be booked by the hour, day, or month, providing optimal flexibility. 
Perks:

  • Regular networking and personal growth events
  • Business lounge and meeting room access
  • Storage options
  • Professional receptionist to greet guests or clients

Expansive

Conveniently located on Canyon and 15th next to the RTD station, Expansive’s co-working hub offers a prime location for commuters. Its trendy downtown location offers both shared and private offices with everything you need to run your business upon move-in, such as furniture, high-speed Wi-Fi, and customized company logos printed on your door.
Perks:

  • Free espresso bar
  • Lounge and event spaces
  • On-site parking
  • 24/7 secured access

Office Partners on Pearl

With beautiful offices in the heart of Pearl Street, Office Partners on Pearl offers workspaces with great views, direct access to downtown, and a variety of membership options. With desks on-demand, private offices and virtual and mobile memberships, Office Partners on Pearl offers a variety of convenient co-working options.
Perks:    

  • Free EcoPass
  • ONE Boulder Fitness discount
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Indoor bike parking
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