Charlotte has plenty of great spaces to work virtually from this spring. Whether you are sick of working from home, working from the office is not an option, or you own your own business and need somewhere to call your office, we have you covered. Here are spaces to consider working virtually from in Charlotte.
933 Louise Avenue Suite 101
Advent Coworking describes itself as a creative coworking community, offering a podcast studio, event venue, art gallery and wellness setting. They offer member talks, free weekly yoga for members, a covered outdoor patio, free bike rentals, an art gallery and art studios, free coffee, kitchen access and a library/nap lounge. Their motto is, “work for yourself, not by yourself.”
Pricing: $20 for a day pass, which is currently only available for guests meeting with members due to COVID-19. A six-day pack costs $100, and it includes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. access. Access is limited to meeting and event spaces. Monthly memberships range start at $149 for a flex desk (first come first serve seating) and $249 for a dedicated desk each month. Private offices start at $450 per month, and every office member receives a flex desk membership. They also offer a podcast studio with monthly prices starting at $70 for four hours, $130 for eight hours and $180 for 12 hours.
2525 Distribution Street
C3Lab considers itself, “your next creative happy place.” It is coworking with artists in mind. Member perks include free Enderly Coffee, complimentary snacks, free parking, free movie screenings from Charlotte Film Society, discounts at neighboring Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, fiber internet, 24/7 access, complimentary cruiser bikes and discounts at their in-house restaurant Alchemy.
Pricing: $20 day pass includes Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. access, high speed internet and discounts to local businesses. Business Arts memberships cost $50 per month, with the same access as a day pass, but with the addition of business center access, mail and package reception, printing, copying and scanning. Weekender membership is $75, with access from noon on Friday until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Community membership starts at $50 per month, with access to shared workspaces and all other member benefits. Lab Station memberships start at $235 per month, and include a dedicated desk, as well as other member perks. Maker Studios memberships offer a dedicated maker studio, starting at $195 per month. Artists studios are available starting at $225 per month. Private offices, which are locked and furnished, start at $525 per month.
1515 Mockingbird Lane Suite 400
A huge draw for CoCoTiv Coworking is its proximity to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, whether you want to head toward the city or toward Pineville. As far as the space itself goes, you have 24/7 access, free parking, fiber internet, a fitness center, Enderly Coffee, Lenny Boy Kombucha and local craft beer on top of the typical coworking perks.
Pricing: Day passes are $25 and week passes are $100. Both only give you access during Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. reception hours. Month passes are $225 and include 24/7 access. Seating is first come, first serve with all three options. A dedicated desk costs $349 per month. A private office for one person is $699 and $899 for two people per month. The Cast Studio for video and audio podcast recording ranges from $225 to $800 per month.
1710 Camden Road
CoWork by Camden is a no-frills coworking space. You are there to work or record a podcast, and keep it moving.
Pricing: Open seating options include a basic monthly membership at $199, or VIP membership at $250 per month. VIP membership includes 10 days in a private office. Both offer 24/7 access to the space. Monthly options for a dedicated desk start at $285, with premium option at $315. Private offices start at $500 per month. A private office with two seats is $875, and four seats costs $1,800. Their podcast studio costs $65 per month for three hours of recording time (includes a free day pass) and $110 for six hours per month (includes two free day passes).
Hygee has four locations, all in Charlotte. They offer coworking memberships, office and meeting space, fitness and wellness, a podcast studio and a photo studio. Hygge also has a monthly networking event for members called Zero Day. On the second Friday of each month at a different Hygge location, members have a chance to form deeper connections with each other.
Pricing: A day pass is $20, giving you access to open work space and private office space from 830 a.m-5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Open seating memberships are $149 per month. A dedicated desk costs $269 per month, and an office starts at $600 per month. Fitness memberships start at $25 for a digital membership. Members can sign up for in-person fitness for $59 per month. Non-members who sign up with a friend spend $99per month and $119 solo.
Industrious has two Charlotte locations, giving you the choice between working in NoDa, Uptown or even out of town at one of their other locations. Once travel becomes a thing again. Until then, explore their Charlotte options. They offer daily breakfast and coffee, as well as community events, a wellness room and mail and packaging services.
Pricing: Oasis memberships start at $200 per month for Uptown and NoDa, with the idea that you only pay for the days you use. Dedicated desks start at $536 at the NoDa location. Industrious asks that you contact them for Uptown dedicated desk pricing. A dedicated desk includes a locked office, with access to common space. Offices are available for $662 per month in NoDa and $666 per month in Uptown.
227 W 4th Street
Novel knows you have work to do. While they provide fiber internet, a lounge, snacks and espresso bar, they know this is a place to work, not a hang out.
Pricing: A Novel access pass allows you to reserve a private office for $219 per month. Coworking memberships are $249 per month, where the idea is pick your seat and work. A dedicated desk is $329 per month. An office space for 1-20 people is $399 per month. An office suite for 10-500 people is $2,999 per month.
222 S Church Street
Packard Place allows members to host one event per month. Amenities are the same for everyone: 24/7 access, Wi-Fi, fitness center, coffee, kitchen and mailbox.
Pricing: Drop-in membership is $99 per month. A dedicated desk offers a personal office at $200 per month, and includes access to the printing station, photography studio, podcast studios and a kitchenette. Private offices start at $500 per month. Office suites require a 2-10 year lease (contact Packard Place for pricing).
2108 South Boulevard Suite 211
If boutique is more your fit, check out The Mill Coworking. All memberships include 24/7 access, printing, scanning and copying, Wi-Fi, conference and breakout room access, snacks, tea, coffee and free parking.
Pricing: Flex membership costs $175 per month and includes five hours of conference room time. A dedicated desk costs $350 per month, with 15 hours of conference room time. A private office for 3-5 people costs $1,500, with allotted conference room time.
Venture X offers two Charlotte locations with slightly different pricing. The Refinery is closer to Uptown. Toringdon is closer to Ballantyne. However, both offer networking events, Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, 24/7 access and the ability to work from any of their locations.
Pricing: Both offer community memberships beginning at $99 per month. A shared desk option at Toringdon starts at $325 (not available at the Refinery). Dedicated desks start at $399 per month at the Refinery and $425 per month at Toringdon. Private offices start at $525 at Toringdon and $850 at the Refinery.
International coworking power player WeWork has three locations in Charlotte. Two locations are in Uptown and one is in South End. Parking is included in South End and 615 S College Street. What we really like about WeWork is their dedicated mother’s room. It provides privacy and comfort for new mothers to pump and nurse. Some of their locations also offer fitness centers, but all three Charlotte locations offer showers for those who bike to work and need to freshen up before diving into work.
Pricing: Contact WeWork for pricing.
Coffee shops and markets
Order something if you do decide to work from a coffee shop. Don’t be the jerk who just takes up space during a pandemic. Make sure you tip, and tip well. These are great spaces to spend an hour or two, but don’t be the person who hogs a giant table, or any table, during a rush. Or for most of the day.
224 E 7th Street
If the sound the light rail and market life is your desired work soundtrack, grab a cup of coffee and head over to 7th St. Public Market. Keep in mind they are only open Thursday through Sunday right now.
Note their dining rooms are currently closed, making outdoor seating a premium.
300 Camp Road
Grab a cup of Hex Coffee, and pick your seat on this 76-acre historic site. Take a break and walk around to explore murals all over the place. There are plenty of spots to grab lunch too.
Indoor and outdoor seating, delicious food and coffee.
Not Just Coffee has six locations in Charlotte. Take your pick, and enjoy a cup to fuel your work.
1115 N Brevard Street
Refuel with a cup of Undercurrent Coffee, enjoy a little sunshine and get things done. The former historic mill and now vibrant food hall provides plenty of inspiration, or at least the food will.
Waterbean Coffee has eight adorable Charlotte-area locations to choose from, including a recently opened location at 300 S Tryon Street.