Miami-based coworking space provider Pipeline Workspaces will open a new storage and workspace for artists and creative entrepreneurs, co-founder Todd Oretsky said.
The five-story Pipeline Co-warehousing and Creative Studio in Miami’s Little River district will be the company’s fourth location, after existing offices in Brickell, Philadelphia and a planned space in Coral Gables.
Pipeline’s philosophy has always been to create a diverse workspace, where lawyers in suits can mingle with startup founders holding skateboards, Oretsky said.
But Pipeline members in creative professions need more than just a workplace, he said — they need a place to be loud, to make a mess, and to store their art and other products.
“We have certain people in the Brickell location that sell goods,” Oretsky said. “But they can’t ship goods out of an office space.”
In the new location, expected to open in about a year, members will be able to split storage and logistics costs. Oretsky plans to hire about 15 people to staff the space, some of whom will help Pipeline members move their company’s products.
The company hasn’t worked out pricing for the new services yet, but Pipeline members will be able to move among the various locations. Oretsky hopes members of other coworking spaces will also make use of the storage space.
Pipeline will announce two more new South Florida locations in the next year, he said. The company is planning to have about 20 locations around the world in the next three to five years, including workspaces in Europe and Latin America, Oretsky said.
The Pipeline Co-warehousing and Creative Studio, at Northeast 69th Street and Northeast Second Avenue, will include an event space and a rooftop organic garden. It will cater to artists, makers and other creative entrepreneurs — but Oretsky hopes the lawyers will still flock to the space.
“If you want to be a professional artist or any type of creative, having access to a diverse community — people from all walks of life — is beneficial,” he said. “It’s how you unlock creativity.”
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