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Photos: Sprout CoWorkingNot going back to the office? The Alternative for you just might be SPROUT. Sprout CoWorking offers the opportunity for members to work, meet, and play. Professional and casual, flexible or personal, Sprout CoWorking’s workspaces come with no long-term commitment and a suite of amenities. Located centrally within historic Rising Sun Mills in Providence, Sprout includes a generous conference center and multiple meeting rooms. Free meeting room hours for members offer a room to hold one-on-one, group or virtual meetings, interviews and conferences.
Members of Sprout CoWorking have use of a variety of amenities, including Gallery Nights, an adjacent bike path, a pool table and 24/7 fitness center within the Mills. The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking regularly participates in Gallery Night Providence. Sprout hosts lively opening nights for featured artists with partners Gallery Night to invite the public for guided “Third Thursday of the Month” free trolley tours. The art gallery is a hub for the creative community, showcasing local artists each month – both new and experienced. Larger than life paintings and art are arranged on colorful display within the Riverside venue where events frequently take place in the business community. Inside the gallery, Sprout CoWorking is a center of activity for the Creative Capital’s prominent sides, both as lively arts scene and home to influx of budding small business.
Co-owners Zachary Weinberger and John Kevorkian first opened Sprout CoWorking in 2016 and it has since expanded in stride. Events of note include an opening of handmade quilts by former RISD professor John Chamberlin and painter Debra Bretton Robinson, RIBBA’s annual Young Adult Pitch Contest awarding a monumental $10k to entrepreneurs under 30, and Tina Guenette Pederson’s advocating for disability rights access at an equity ambassadorship photoshoot, all within May and June of 2022.AN OFFICE HOME TO BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND GROUNDS
Located within the Valley Arts District of Providence, coworking members can explore Rising Sun Mills on lunch breaks with the charming walking and picnic area on grounds, complete with art installations by The Avenue Concept and old textile watermill by the river. The campus is in close proximity to downtown and Providence’s west side historic neighborhood of arts and entertainment. Typical city visitors of Providence aware of popular destinations such as Federal Hill and WaterFire river lightings are given reason to stray further from the downtown area. Within short walking distance from Sprout CoWorking are a slew of ‘underrated’ places like Riffraff Bookstore, Troop, yoga studio Rhode Island Hot Yoga, newly built Sims Ave Farmer’s Market, Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Arts Center, together representing the best of Providence’s west side.
According to co-owner John Kevorkian, “A popular new trend at Sprout is ‘Company CoWorking Days’.” The options at Sprout’s workspace allow many larger companies a chance to get together. “Companies with a virtual or remote workforce gather in their own area at Sprout on a periodic basis to work with each other in person. They cultivate company cultural and teamwork attributes and have easy opportunities for casual in person conversation. Coworkers like the opportunity to get together in-person.”
Members can arrange for meetings at the out-back bike path that takes a walk along the Woonasquatucket River, where the Woonasquatucket Watershed Council is known to host outdoorsy events for groups locally. The Sprout community is diverse with individuals from all types of industries where membership accommodates everything from an atypical freelance schedule to the nine-fiver remote worker. Beyond coworking, members have access to a community of entrepreneurs—creatives, startups, and more. Sunny, spacious workspace with high ceilings include private meeting rooms, generous free parking in secure lots, mail service and quiet places to work within Sprout CoWorking’s rotating gallery space. Many remote workers stop by to take advantage of the high speed WiFi, printing service and free coffee/tea. Amenities include everything from shared reception to a shared kitchen.
OFFICE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS ARE 24/7Coworking has the benefits of a pre-pandemic office space with the social environment, professional location to meet, and all-important coffee machine and water cooler. With the exponential rise of remote work, coworking is expected to continue to pull in new members, even offering a temporary home for students and teachers with needs left unaddressed in their school setting. For small business practitioners, a flexible coworking membership instead of a traditional office lease frees up resources to be able to scale up at a later date.
Growing entrepreneurs can plan to stay within the same office address they start with. An individual may start with a virtual office at just $50/month, go on to enroll for a Hot Desk membership at $200/month, introduce team members and scale up to a $650/month Open Office when needed. There’s no security deposit to deter costs like a regular lease would. Month-to-month, all utilities included, pre-furnished workspace, semi-private offices and private suites are in place for remote workers, teams or individuals.____ Office availability is first come first serve. All amenities are included in membership. Contact us for space rental as a non-member to host in-person classes, panel events, product testing, and corporate training.
WWW.SPROUTCOWORKING.COM – Booking Tours Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm. Sprout CoWorking is located at 166 Valley St, Building 6M, Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909.___