MakeOffices Opens Center City Co-Working Space

One opens this week, another in July.

Yet another company is trying its hand at co-working in Philadelphia. MakeOffices, a nationwide chain of co-working office spaces, is opening its first Philadelphia location this week.

The location at 2001 Market Street opens Thursday. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday night.

It’s the first of two planned MakeOffices locations in Philadelphia. The second, at 1635 Market, will open in July.

“Our co-working communities will offer places in Philadelphia designed for flexibility and growth for freelancers, entrepreneurs and not-for-profits alike,” MakeOffices CEO Raymond Rahbar said in a statement.

The co-working market has been a turbulent one in Philadelphia, with players coming and going in recent years. Offerings like The Hive and Impact Hub Philly have gone out of business; others have simply struggled. Still, new players have also entered the market, including WeWork, Bizzy Mamas, and Immigrant Innovation Hub. Will MakeOffices flourish? We’ll see.

MakeOffices’ space at 2001 Market features approximately 24,000-square-feet of co-working space featuring 83 private offices, five conference rooms, five private call rooms, a training space for up to 10 people and a gathering space that seats 20. It also has co-working staples like beer, wine, coffee, and even a game room.

The company’s website says rental of private offices costs upward of $500 a month. A single desk in the shared workspace rents for $300 a month. (Free broadband Internet access is available at both.) A “virtual office” that gives users a permanent mailing address for their business, plus access to monthly networking events, costs $75 a month.

MakeOffices also has locations in Washington D.C. and Chicago. Go to to register for a tour.

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