Cleveland's coolest coworking spaces you haven't heard of yet

The coworking trend is nothing new in Cleveland, but this year, it's reached a fever pitch with no less than six new spots joining the scene. (That puts Cleveland on trend with the rest of the world—which has gone from 1,130 coworking spaces in 2011 to almost 14,000 in 2017.) From tech havens to women-only workspaces, Cleveland's newest crop offers something for everyone. Check out the Land's latest additions, all of which offer multi-tiered options for pricing and available workspace.

Limelight (Ohio City): The words “Post Office” may be carved into the outside of the building, and the inside may look and feel like a boutique hotel, but it’s actually Limelight—a brand-new coworking space in the heart of Ohio City. Offering everything from day passes to long-term leases, Limelight offers 24/7 access, a hip, sophisticated aesthetic; and events ranging from pop-up concerts to live podcasts. (2515 Jay Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113; website)

Creative Clubhouse (AsiaTown/St. Clair-Superior): An offshoot of the Cleveland Flea, the Creative Clubhouse leverages the hip Tyler Village location of the Flea's offices as a shiny new coworking space. The "side hustle" philosophy of the Flea permeates this endeavor, geared at women only. Bold colors and whimsical decor help to communicate the space's mantra of "Defend Creativity." Oh, and did we mention the coffee happy hours? Learn more about the Creative Clubhouse here(3615 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44114; website)

place at the Midtown Tech Hive. Located on the Healthline, this coworking space is situated on the western end of the Health-Tech Corridor, offering technology skill-building and digital literacy classes in addition to the usual fare. Not content to stop at the standard of a coffee bar, it offers a kitchen and even a wellness room with shower. Learn more about the Midtown Tech Hive here(6815 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103; website)

The Green House (Euclid): Want to be part of a coworking community, but enjoy working from home? Get the best of both worlds at The Green House. Set in a historic home on Lakeshore Boulevard, this coworking spot offers a collaborative, cozy environment in a part of town not as well served with options as Ohio City or Midtown. A unique partner-level membership for $200/month offers unlimited office hours, a business mailing address, a free monthly event rental, and more. (20150 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, OH 44123; website)

Beauty Shoppe (Ohio City): Set to open in August, this new entry in Ohio City comes via Pittsburgh, where Beauty Shoppe already has a string of successful locations. Cleveland's installment will be located in the Seymour Building, offering 12,000 square feet of not only coworking space but pop-up retail opportunities for local makers and an on-site coffee shop and cafe. (1400 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113; website)

Cleveland Co-Labs (Midtown): Short for "Collaborative Laboratory," Cleveland Co-Labs bills itself as a resource for social innovators—and its location in a neighborhood dense with non-profits helps that cause. With a mantra of "Grow, Empower, Sustain," this coworking space is heavily built on community and works closely with partners like Lake Erie Institute, ioby, Prosper for Purpose, and more. Cleveland Co-Labs also offers bi-monthly panel events, like the upcoming "The Future Series: Great Lakes" on June 27. (3535 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114; website)


Jen Jones Donatelli
Jen Jones Donatelli

About the Author: Jen Jones Donatelli

As an enthusiastic CLE-vangelist, Jen Jones Donatelli enjoys diving headfirst into her work with FreshWater Cleveland. Upon moving back to Cleveland after 16 years in Los Angeles, Jen served as FreshWater's managing editor for two years (2017-2019) and continues her work with the publication as a contributing editor and host of the FreshFaces podcast.

When not typing the day away at her laptop, she teaches writing and creativity classes through her small business Creative Groove, as well as Literary Cleveland, Cleveland State University, and more. Jen is a proud graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.