Coworking Comes to Hahne & Co, “The Future of Work in Newark”

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Photo by Darrell Simmons/Jersey Digs.

Launch Pad, a brand-new coworking space, is opening this winter in downtown Newark. Located in the award-winning Hahne & Co. at 625 Broad Street, Launch Pad will occupy 14,000 square feet on the 2nd floor, according to a recent announcement by L+M Development Partners who restored the building in partnership with Prudential Financial.

Launch Pad will provide workspace for individuals and businesses alike at an affordable rate while contributing to Newark’s booming tech sector. The innovative coworking venture promises “awesome people, beautiful offices, flexible memberships” and mentions on their website that “the collaborative culture is our special sauce.”

Their CEO Chris Schultz, said, “Launch Pad is thrilled about the opportunity to take space at the historic and beautifully renovated Hahne & Co. building. We look forward to fostering innovation and creating an inclusive business and creative ecosystem.”

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Launch Pad’s New Orleans location, a comparable design to Newark, which is currently being outfitted. Credit: Launch Pad.

Founded in New Orleans in 2009, Launch Pad has extensive experience growing individual careers and small businesses as well as providing educational and technical support. They specifically seek out cities that are on the rise among entrepreneurs. “Newark has incredible potential and is poised to attract more businesses and entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds… We are eager to be a part of the Newark community,” said Mr. Schultz.

Members will have the option of coworking space, private offices, or permanent desks.  Amenities include locally roasted coffee; super fast internet; a beautiful new space adorned with local artwork; educational, community, and networking events; and even the much anticipated Marcus Samuelsson restaurant, Marcus B&P, that just opened at Hahne & Co.

“Launch Pad’s coworking space will nurture new businesses and include them in the creative environment developing at Hahne & Co.,” said Jon Cortell, the Vice President of Development at L+M Development Partners. “By creating an environment for small businesses and startups to develop and grow, Launch Pad will have a tremendous impact on the continued economic development of Newark–something we couldn’t be more excited about.”

Launch Pad is taking reservations for founding members now. For more information, visit their website.


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