Citizen Desk Now Open

Who would have thought a small town in central Wisconsin would be on the cusp of Co-Working?

After a few months of contracting in San Francisco, I was inspired by the “goings on” at Citizen Space. The energy and camaraderie was something missed here, so I decided to create my own “nice place to work” in little ol’ Wausau.

Here’s how it happened: While working at an area coffee shop, a local landlord approached me and asked why I didn’t have an office. He’s an old friend, so he offered me a small office that was tucked away upstairs and said it was mine for $100 a month.

I told him about the experience I had in SF and how nice it would be to have something similar in Wausau. Then he did something highly unusual – he offered me a top floor office that had been dormant for some time. We worked out a sub-lease agreement where I pay only for the desks that are filled – of which he furnished. He also gave us chairs, tables, fridge, Internet service and free utilities — and HE paid to have it painted!  How great is that?

So, for minimal investment (a vinyl sticker and a coffee maker) – we now have our very own co-working space. It’s with great pleasure – I introduce to you, Citizen Desk. <– thanks Tara & Chris

Citizen Desk Door

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4 Comments

  1. Posted August 16, 2007 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Damn thats cool!

    Brad

  2. Posted August 17, 2007 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Wow, that’s totally great Marcus! If we’re ever out your way, we’ll be sure to stop in!

  3. Posted September 12, 2007 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    If coworking every becomes a religion, your landlord should be made the first saint.

  4. Posted September 17, 2007 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks Gabriel — We’re enjoying the fruits on our Landlord’s generosity 🙂 We know that not everyone is given this great of a stepping stone, so we aim to use it wisely. Next step – an online newspaper: http://citizenwausau.com


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