I have wanted a co-working space in Louisville since…well forever. Particularly one that is pretty much the absolutely office of my dreams.
IceBox Co-Labs features a 3000-square-foot shared office space, a 3500-square-foot mixed use room, and a separate 1500-square-foot space housing the FLD recording studio. The office space will support up to 22 coworkers with access to the mixed use room for private meetings. In addition, coworkers will have access to business-class Wi-Fi and a full-featured photo studio. The lounge area features a 60” HDTV, MAME Arcade Cabinet, and a Star Wars pinball machine. There is also the obligatory ping-pong table in the mixed use room.
Photo studio? Yes please.
Private meeting space? Yes please?
Star Wars pinball? Heck yea!
In all seriousness I love working from home but I’ve long wanted and needed the option of a different work environment. Shaking up your surroundings is often essential to creative thinking and problem solving. Of course I’ve done more than my fair share of work at Highland Coffee and Heine Brothers but sometimes even I don’t want the coffee shop vibe. More than that though sometimes I really wish I had a place to go where other independent workers are doing their thing. We can talk or not, we can bounce ideas off each other, we can get opinions and have a little bit of social interaction when we want to. Now, that place exists in Louisville.
I can’t afford a membership right now but if I could I would have already signed up. For the moment they are only taking on full time members but I’m pretty sure they’re working on a plan for part time members and drop-in visitors.
You know what I really wish would happen? I wish GLI or some really forward thinking wealthy business person sees what a great asset this can be for our community and specifically for independent creative workers. And when they see what a great asset this can be I hope they then “sponsor” 5 or 10 Ice Box Co-Labs memberships for some geeks, writers, artists, independent consultants, what have you. I’ma call you GLI to talk about this, don’t send my call to voicemail.
Anyway. Here are some photos courtesy of the Ice Box Co-Labs folks of the awesomeness they’ve built.
Ice Box Co-Labs
217 E. Main