A coworking center is set to open in downtown Clarkston, offering a new option for freelancers, small business owners and those looking for flexible office space.
Residents Brandon and Mallory Still are in the process of renovating the long-time Clarkston Country Store & Main Street Antiques at 21 N. Main Street and turning it into Main Street MI.
According to Brandon Still, a coworking center is a shared office space where people share the building and office amenities for a fee.
“It’s a great option for people who own their own business or for people who freelance,” Still said.
Still, who hopes to open the space within the next few weeks, said there is space available for 15 people.
According to a recent Forbes article, flexible working space has risen an average of 23 percent each year since 2010.
The building began as a carpenter shop in the 1880s. By the 1990s, the building served as an antiques shop.
“We’re embracing the character of the building,” Still said.
The center features an open floor plan with desks, chairs, a conference room and offers amenities like basic printing needs and mail and package handling. The second floor of the building is an apartment, offering short term stay accommodations.
Sign ups and more information is available at mainstreetmi.com.