Coworking Firm Announces Two New Philly Locations


“Industrious’s Chicago location” | Photo: Horn Design, via Philly

Industrious’ Chicago location | Photo: Horn Design, via Philly

  • Industrious, a co-working firm that only opened its first location in Chicago last summer, will become the first such firm in Philly to have space in two locations, says Philly. Come November, startup employees for want of office space (and the social and creative stimulation that comes with it) will fill 20,000-square-feet of 230 South Broad Street; another 20,000 will roll out by December in a currently undisclosed site in Old City. Cofounder Jamie Hodari describes Industrious’ design model as falling between the fawning playfulness of similar  enterprises and the humorlessness of corporate décor.
  • The Zoning Board of Adjustment shot down a request from University Realty to add another story to a proposed apartment building at 34th & Spring Garden in Powelton Village. Philly Living explains that it was the Powelton Village Civic Association that asked the company to amend its design for the otherwise by-right development, arguing that such an important neighborhood gateway necessitated a better quality façade than the usual brick and stucco. And for that to have been economically feasible, more units would be required; the ZBA thought otherwise.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers have installed a $1 million projection system in the Wells Fargo Center, says the Philadelphia Business Journal. CEO Scott O’Neil talks up the technology from Quince Imaging, which will blanket the court with 3D imagery before and after basketball games. “There’s so much pressure right now. You have to give people a good reason to get off their couches with their Doritos and soda and their IPad. And we think this is enough to get them to the games. It connects you with the team and allows you to see something spectacular.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Most likely in the vacant TLA space on Market and Bank street

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