Spark St. Louis, a new collaborative workspace, celebrated its opening in the Ballpark Village development. Leaders from Spark Coworking were joined by Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals; Otis Williams, executive director of St. Louis Development Corporation; Jason Hall, chief executive officer of Greater St. Louis, Inc.; and business and community leaders to recognize this occasion.
The coworking community officially opened doors to the public June 8 in The PwC Pennant Building in Ballpark Village’s neighborhood adjacent to Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The newly built coworking space will support the growing St. Louis entrepreneurial community while accommodating the changing needs of startups and companies.
Spark St. Louis is operated in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and Spark Coworking. This partnership with Spark and the Cardinals is a first of its kind within the flex workspace industry, and ties in community and neighborhood goals set by the Cardinals and city led organizations.
The wide range of inaugural members represent Spark’s mission to support diverse and entrepreneurial focused ventures, with industries ranging from transportation logistics and video game development to cybersecurity consulting and food manufacturing. Inaugural members include: Sawyers & Jacobs, MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate, Next Move Group, Original Dante Studio, Quest Management, Warner Brothers Interactive and Richelieu Foods.
The 30,000-square-foot workspace will provide companies – from entrepreneurs and startups to established businesses seeking alternative collaboration space – an affordable and efficient way to conduct their businesses and engage their teams. The space will feature dedicated and nondedicated workstations, 80-plus private offices and five suites. In addition to monthly and short-term memberships, Spark offers day passes and meeting room booking availability.
Spark St. Louis is the third collaborative flex workspace community for Spark Coworking, which launched its flagship location, Spark Baltimore, in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in 2016. Spark Baltimore now supports more than 150 companies and 500 members in its community. Spark’s second location, Spark KC, recently opened in the fall of 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri, within Two Light Luxury Apartments in the Power & Light District.
Spark’s unique location in Ballpark Village provides an exciting opportunity for supporting the global shift in how people work and live. Additional top-of-the-line amenities include:
- 24/7 swipe card access to workspace
- Convenient District parking
- Dedicated on-site staff
- Access to high-speed Internet
- Dedicated mailbox and concierge mail service
- Unlimited access to print, scan and copy center
- Online reservation system for AV-equipped meeting rooms
- Branded office signage
- Access to a community kitchen, member café, and lounge spaces
- Nitro Cold Brew coffee and tea bar
- Craft beer and wine for member happy hours
- Podcast studio and phone booths
- Gender neutral restrooms
- Meeting and training rooms
- Outside terrace
- Dedicated mother’s room and wellness space
- Access to exclusive member events, perks and discounts