The newest coworking spaces are… empty restaurants?


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Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

Coworking at empty restaurants

Coworking spaces are intended to provide professional environments for self-employed or freelance-type people who don’t have traditional offices to call home. But they’re expensive. So are some big-city restaurants’ rents. A company called Spacious hopes to present a solution for both restaurants and freelancers by renting out empty booths and tables during the day, when dinner-only restaurants are closed. Vox has a good explainer on the service, including a first-hand account of what it’s like to work for a day from a sort-of-empty restaurant. (I was disappointed to find out that most of the restaurants won’t serve you snacks while you work. Missed opportunity, I say.) [Kate Bernot]

Horrible names to have right now

Not gonna lie, last week was rough. But at least some people with the absolute worst names possible right now are bonding together to get through the dark times. A few days ago, Brett Kavanaugh (not that Brett Kavanaugh) tweeted that it’s “a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanaugh.” Not only has he received over a million likes on that initial tweet, he’s also received an outpouring of support from Michael Cohens, Michael Jacksons, and Mike Pences. Basically, all the controversial Mikes, some unhappy Paul Ryans and Susan Collinses, a support-group searching Sean Spicer, and even an unfortunate Siri.

Can’t imagine the next visit to the DMV is going to be a laugh riot or anything, but you hang in there, other Brett Kavanaugh and pals. [Gwen Ihnat]

About the authors

Kate Bernot

Kate Bernot is associate editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.

Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is deputy managing editor of The Takeout and a staff writer for The A.V. Club.

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