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Photos: Houston coworking spot opens expanded first-floor space
A female-focused coworking space has officially opened the first floor of its Midtown Houston location after a months-long buildout.
Sesh Coworking, described as Houston’s first female-focused and LGBTQIA+ affirming coworking, has been operating its 2808 Caroline Street location's second-floor space since January, but the first floor, as of this week, is now open to membership and visitors. The new build-out brings the location to over 20,000 square feet of space.
Called The Parlor, the new space includes additional desks, common areas, a wellness room, and a retail pop-up space. Since its inception in early 2020, Sesh has overcome the pandemic-related obstacles in its path and even seen a 60 percent increase in membership with an overall 240 percent increase in sales over the past year.
“Our growth is a testament to the ever-changing landscape of Houston’s office and retail industry after the workplace dramatically changed in 2020,” says Maggie Segrich, co-founder of Sesh Coworking, in a news release. “We are ecstatic to welcome current and prospective members to our new, inclusive space.”
Sesh tapped real estate developer, The Deal Co, to work on the space and provide a catered experience for a diversified membership, including working mothers, the LGBTQIA+ community, and progressive Houstonians, per the news release.
The fully completed space now provides members with:
- Hassle-free parking
- 30 offices
- Three conference rooms
- Four phone booths
- Studio kitchen
- Pop-up retail shop for local small businesses
- Locker rooms with showers
- Interactive art installations
- 24/7 access
- Tech-enabled spaces
- 15 percent at Weights + Measures, which directly connects to The Parlor
“Our vision is to provide a high-quality experience with a tight-knit community,” said Co-Founder Meredith Wheeler. “The Parlor’s open and collaborative atmosphere will help foster relationships, collaboration and creativity for our members.”