Upscale coworking space Serendipity Labs, Inc. recently selected St. Louis as the location for its first Missouri branch. This expansion update comes during the New York-based organization’s announcement of four new markets for 2018 with 22 new locations total.
Terra Properties, based in Highland, Illinois, has been awarded the St. Louis-area franchise and will develop a total of six Serendipity Labs locations in the region. Other metro areas added to the expansion list include Phoenix, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently, the closest Serendipity Labs location is in Chicago.
“Serendipity Labs chooses experienced franchisees who meet our rigorous standards and already know how to operate at an upscale service level,” says John Arenas, founder and CEO of Serendipity Labs, in a press release. “We’re excited to work with these partners as they deliver on our brand promises, and look forward to opening Serendipity Labs in St. Louis, Phoenix, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh in 2018.”
With the number of at-home employees on the rise, according to Gallup, the market for coworking spaces appears ever growing. The most notable benefit of utilizing such spaces, in lieu of working alone, is that 89 percent of surveyed users reported an increase in happiness since joining a coworking space, says Harvard Business Review in a recent article.
St. Louis’ remote workers looking to find these benefits at any soon-to-be-opened Serendipity Labs location may select from four membership levels, largely depending on how often they would like to access the space and what amount of room they need. These memberships range from Friend of the Lab—with the first visit each month included—to Resident Member, which includes 24/7 access to private offices, workstations and/or team rooms. Corporate memberships are also available.
“Terra Properties is honored to be one of Serendipity Labs’ newest franchisees,” says Terra Properties in a Facebook post. “We look forward to bringing a new brand of coworking to St. Louis.”