CHICAGO—An increasing proportion of the metro area's workforcehas gone mobile and don't have to report each day to an office inone of the region's business centers. Co-working spaces havemushroomed in response, and the Gold Coast and Old Townneighborhoods just scored their first.


Assemble, a 13,000-square-foot space at 1165 N.Clark St., located above the Clark and Division Red Line stop,will open onAugust 1. It will provide private workspaces forindividual members and companies of up to 10 employees.


Many of the region's co-working spaces have a “start-upclimate,” Assemble officials say, but their space will allowindividuals and companies to “graduate” and get “the amenities theywant in an area where many of them live.” An Assemble spokespersonwas not available at press time, but will provide anupdate tomorrow.


The new space, which has a high-style loft design, underwent a$750,000 renovation led by GREC Architects andSynergy Construction Group. Floor-to-ceiling14-foot windows offer city views and natural light. Andglass-enclosed offices are complemented by common areas featuringexposed brick and wood-top desks.


Assemble offers month-to-month leases for shared workstationsand 54 private offices, and members can utilize two largeconference rooms and a large open cafe.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.