The coworking company Beauty Shoppe got its start in the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburg, a place that Partner and Founder Zach Ciccone considers the “home of the creative class.” Now the coworking space (not a hair salon) is coming to heart of Ohio City at the corner of West 25th and Detroit. The 12,000 square feet of street-level space will include three different types of memberships, a Kaffe, an event space, and pop-up retail opportunities for Cleveland based creators and artisans.
Ciccone says they were drawn to Cleveland because like Pittsburgh, the city is “revitalizing and resurging in new and exciting ways.” Ciccone continues, “Our goal is to transform historic buildings into beautiful and vibrant coworking spaces.”
As part of the Snavely Group’s construction of The Quarter, Beauty Shoppe will be moving into the newly rehabilitated Forest City Bank Building.
By definition, coworking is described as the use of an office or other working environment by individuals who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. Coworking spaces allow freelance workers a working environment outside of their home or internet cafes and allows other established professionals a change of scenery. Beauty Shoppe doesn’t intend to be an exclusive club, because “Coworking is for anyone that needs access to well managed, beautiful office space,” Ciccone says.
Coworking has been increasingly popular
in the last few years, and Beauty Shoppe’s expansion into Cleveland is a welcome resource to the growing numbers of young professionals in the area. Beauty Shoppe was initially going to call the Health-Tech corridor in Midtown its Cleveland home, but the opportunity to serve as a catalyst for economic and social inclusion by moving to Ohio City was too exciting to pass up.
“We’re building from a position of strength because the neighborhood is already vibrant," Ciccone says. "We’re not trying to fill a void, we’re here to add to the neighborhood and offer a place to be their professional home.”
The entrance to Beauty Shoppe will include a space they call “The Foyer,” a coffee shop and local artist gallery space for public use for members and non-members alike.
The Ohio City Beauty Shoppe is scheduled to open in May.
For more information and registration details, visit Beauty Shoppe online