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.
March 21, 2017
THE SHOP GIVES FIRST LOOK AT ITS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER CO-WORKING SPACE
The Shop, a new co-working space under development at the Contemporary Arts Center, will have a 15,000-square-foot common space, anchored by an exposed staircase with large tables, cushioned seating and an open kitchen area.