Update at 9:23 a.m. Thursday — Cove sent us the following statement:
Yes, unfortunately I can confirm the sad news that cove K St has been closed. This summer, we made a series of improvements to coves across the city — upgraded workstations, more call boxes, and separate focused and social sections for different kinds of work styles — and ultimately decided that we didn’t think we could bring our K St location up to our standard for the best member experience possible.
The good news is that cove members in the area are well-supported by our South Dupont location that sits just 3 blocks away, as well as our other locations in the 14th St, Chinatown, Columbia Heights and Eastern Market neighborhoods. We’ve learned a tremendous amount from operating our first downtown location and its closing will enable us to focus on future growth and locations that deliver the full member experience. We are excited to extend cove’s offering to new neighborhoods and communities in 2017.
Co-working startup Cove appears to be scaling back its operations in D.C.
The company abruptly closed its location at 1990 K St. NW Monday. A sign on the front door of the business read, “Cove K St. is closed.”
Cove’s locations on 14th Street and in Dupont, Columbia Heights, Chinatown and Capitol Hill are still listed as open on the company’s website.
We were unable to reach a Cove representative for more infromation. We’ll update this story if we do.
Photo courtesy of Elayne Burke
In the past, new businesses were launched on crowded kitchen tables and in drafty garages, and many still are. Bottom line: It doesn’t matter where you do the work, what is important is that the ideas are good and the dedication to achieving success is strong.
The same is true today, but modern independent workers find it easier to fulfill their labors of love in fully equipped, well-appointed shared workspaces that afford not just a change of scenery and faster Wi-Fi but a burst of useful energy–and perhaps, inspiration–by the similarly dedicated workers who share the space with you. And free coffee. Of course, coffee.
In the District, the go-to workspace is cove, a network of seven modern workspace suites where on any given day hundreds of motivated individuals work on building their dreams or completing assignments in comfortable, professional offices spaces–with free coffee.
For a limited time, cove is offering new members a $99 per month all-access membership that allows them to use cove’s facilities–any of the workspaces they choose–for their first year.
“We recently changed our plan structure and the response from current members and potential new members has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Karen Doster, cove’s DC city manager. “The ability to access to seven workspaces whenever you’d like for however long you’d like is pretty exciting–not to mention a great value.”
Besides a comfortable desk, free Wi-Fi and, yes, coffee, cove provides access to color printers, meeting spaces and “call boxes” (telephone rooms), as well as access to tapping into that energy that generates from the ambition and inspiration of others.
For those who have cozy workspaces at their usual office, or at kitchen tables and in garages, a membership to cove affords opportunities for a change of pace and scenery, to network a bit and to cure the loneliness and boredom that often accompanies fulfilling dreams.
Cloistering at cove is as easy as using a phone. Just open the app and drop in.
And enjoy the coffee.
To learn more about cove’s $99 special or to discover fees for weekend and after-hours plans, see the website here or call 202-760-4725.
A new coworking space has opened in Columbia Heights.
Cove announced today it opened a new location in the Tivoli Theatre building at 3343 14th St. NW.
Employees and guests celebrated the grand opening with breakfast.
The new, two-floor location has two four-seat conference rooms, two call boxes and is located near the Columbia Heights Metro station.
Cove is a company frequently used by small businesses and freelance workers. Its business model is based on selling membership access to spaces where workers can use Wi-Fi, desks, electrical outlets and conference spaces.
Photo courtesy of Cove