The word's getting out!
Click Workspace is planning a move to new home on Market Street in downtown Northampton in January 2016. Our larger, more flexible space will allow us to grow the size of our membership, add programming, and increase community partnership opportunities. We envision a clean, bright space filled with awesome people and ideas! Stay tuned for even more images and info about touring the new space this fall. In the meantime, here's some information about the key partnerships that are making this move possible (and a sneak peek at the construction):
The Market Street building was purchased in 2015 by Market 9.5 LLC, a Northampton development company, and is being renovated thanks to partnership with local financing organizations Common Capital and Easthampton Savings Bank.
The business loan from Common Capital’s Community First Fund, which was finalized on July 31st, will contribute to construction efforts to bring the 1927 building to 21st century standards. The fund is used to invest in local businesses, neighborhood rejuvenation and environmental sustainability. “We are delighted to partner with Market9.5 as we continue to support their efforts to incubate small businesses.” says Roberto Nieves, Common Capital’s Business Development Director.
Mary Yun, Manager of Market9.5 LLC notes that, “Market9.5 is committed to having a strong community presence. With the renovation of the building and addition of tenants like Click Workspace to the neighborhood, our building will provide space and networking opportunities for many small businesses and entrepreneurs.”
Tenants of the Market9.5 building will include three Northampton-based professional offices and Click Workspace, a non-profit coworking organization. Click’s space will be designed to offer shared offices, as well as open office space. Members not only share a working environment, supplies, and equipment, they also contribute to a collaborative community to share ideas and knowledge. Conference spaces will be available and events will be open to both Click members and the community at large.
The renovations are expected to be complete in January 2016. They include making the entire building handicap accessible, upgrades to windows, heating and cooling systems, lighting, fire protection, and providing high-speed internet access.