A co-working space— a kind of office environment shared by freelancers and businesses alike — has debuted in Stone Oak, providing a creative community for varied patrons.

Venture X, 18911 Hardy Oak Blvd., held a celebration May 25 to herald the opening of its initial location in Texas, and the second nationally.

While co-working sites are no longer unique in North Central, this Stone Oak building may house one of the first on the far North Side, officials said.

The communal space caters to entrepreneurs, ranging from telecommuters to independent contractors representing a wide business spectrum. The environment creates synergy and reduces the isolation experienced by many freelancers, patrons said.

“What’s really important to us is building that sense of community, an environment that helps promote collaboration between businesses, our members, and gives them that open space that they’re looking for but still maintains that professional edge,” said Michelle Solis, manager of Venture X.

With co-working spaces gaining popularity nationwide, Venture X is a hybrid of traditional executive-office suites and shared working areas, according to Solis.

Source: Local Community News