The free-flowing cold brew — conveniently situated next to beer taps housing two different selections from Urban South Brewery — is just one of many details indicating that The Shop at the CAC is not like most office spaces. The 40,000-square-foot co-working space at 900 Camp St., was completed in September and has quickly generated buzz around town for its cool digs, community and cultural partnerships and swanky design.
New Orleans is a place of innovators: Entrepreneurs, freelancers, artist and techies are drawn to the creative energy fostered by the city. While there are co-working spaces in New Orleans that can provide office space for such independent individuals, they only account for 0.1 percent of the commercial rental market, as opposed to one to five percent in other cities.
In September 2016, the Contemporary Arts Center announced it would lease the top two floors of its building to the Domain Companies to create The Shop, an office space targeted at cultural and arts groups and technology businesses. The Shop opened Sept. 1 and the Domain Companies are holding events to display the space.
The Shop, a new co-working space at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown New Orleans, will open in September, marking the latest development designed to cater to young creative workers in the city.
Engineering News-Record – The upper two floors of the century-old building that is home to the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center soon will also house The Shop, a coworking space for 350 to 400 professionals.