Startup energy will soon take hold on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, as Industrious — the nation’s largest coworking space — prepares to set up shop in a 30,000-square-foot chunk of the historic retail and entertainment district, the company announced Thursday.
“Kansas City is a dominant market in the Silicon Prairie. As one of the largest and fastest-growing tech hubs in North America, it made sense for Industrious to have a presence in the region,” Justin Stewart, president and co-founder, said in a release that detailed the deal.
Located at 420 Nichols Road, Industrious plans to begin offering both coworking and private office space early this fall, the company explained.
Rental rates are pending finalization of build-out plans, noted Doug Feinberg, senior real estate manager.
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“Our memberships are inclusive of high-speed internet access, unlimited color printing, breakfast and afternoon snacks served daily, fully-stocked cafe with craft food and beverage options, weekly happy hours, networking events and programming,” Feinberg teased amenities of the space.
Members also gain access to the company’s network of locations across the country, she added.
Keep reading below the gallery of Industrious sites across the country.
Industrious’ move into the Kansas City market comes as the Plaza continues to find new ways to lease space, with startups taking notice of vacancies.
Doob-3D opened a plaza pop-up shop in May, hoping to capitalize on the shopping centers foot traffic, explained Nick Nikkah, co-owner of the 3D-printing startup’s, Kansas City location.
Click here to read more about Doob’s decision to relocate.
“The addition of Industrious further solidifies our position as the market-dominant shopping center,” said Meredith Keeler, Country Club Plaza general manager. “Our patient curation of new tenants for the Plaza continues to create excitement and expand our customer base.”
With 80 locations across 40 U.S. cities, recognizable companies such as Pfizer, Hyatt, Airbus, Pandora, Lyft, and Pinterest, all hold space within Industrious locations, the company noted.
“[Kansas City] is a densely-populated area and home to many offices and business headquarters that qualify for the Fortune 1000 … Enterprise clients currently make up about 40 percent of our business nationwide and we expect to engage with companies of this caliber in Kansas City as well,” Feinberg said.