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Pearl district clocks in with new 10,000-square-foot coworking space

Pearl district clocks in with new 10,000-square-foot coworking space

Pearl Cowork San Antonio
A variety of office spaces are available at Pearl Cowork. Courtesy of Pearl Cowork

As professionals, entrepreneurs, and up-and-comers continue to shake off the dust from the past year, one San Antonio gem is helping them get back to business.

Pearl, the cultural and entertainment district in downtown San Antonio, has just opened Pearl Cowork, a 10,416-square-foot office facility that houses a variety of community-oriented workspaces to accommodate all types of workers, from startup entrepreneurs to traveling execs, small-business owners, and likely some work-from-home employees who are sick of working from home yet not ready to return to a traditional office setting.

The new Pearl Cowork is located on the second floor of Pearl’s Full Goods building at 200 E. Grayson St.

“Pearl is thrilled to debut San Antonio’s newest cowork space, which is ideal for those seeking human connectivity and purposeful work,” says Elizabeth Fauerso, Pearl’s chief marketing officer. “The space builds on Pearl’s history as a place where ideas are brought to life — through ingenuity, creativity, and collaboration.”

Pearl Cowork’s membership-based system has offerings that range from a $40 day pass to a $150 a month virtual office to the elite end of the spectrum with private office spaces for $1,200 to $2,400 a month, making it feasible for just about any kind of worker. (Pro tip: Pearl Cowork even offers a virtual membership for remote workers who need a physical business address.)

And the amenities aim to meet every office need possible. In addition to a fully outfitted shared kitchen; small and large conference rooms complete with tech setups, whiteboards, and TVs; a spacious outdoor balcony; and high-speed Wi-Fi, Pearl Cowork also includes onsite community staff during business hours, cleaning services, private phone/Zoom booths, copy and print services, security cameras, and even a cube-side farmers market.

While Pearl Cowork features many of the clean concrete and metal elements characteristic of the overall Pearl district, the new office facility is also embellished with original artwork and live plants to help create a vibrant space where workers can thrive and collaborate.

Pearl Cowork is the newest Pearl-based venture to launch, though it’s not the first as the coronavirus pandemic begins to wind down. In March, the district opened its Pearl Studio, a creative hub and studio space available for rental for photo shoots and other artistic endeavors.

As with Pearl Studio, the new Pearl Cowork will adhere to strict COVID-19 safety protocols, including requiring members to wear masks when they’re not seated, providing hand sanitizer and frequently cleaning high-traffic areas, and ensuring work spaces are physically distanced. Additionally, Pearl offers weekly onsite COVID-19 testing and Pearl Cowork is asking members to complete a daily COVID-19 self-screening questionnaire.