Lisa Shackelford, February 23, 2021 MetrowireMedia.com
This spring, The Cordish Companies will open their third collaborative flex workspace community for Spark Coworking on the ninth floor of The PwC Pennant Building in Ballpark Village.
Spark St. Louis comes to St. Louis on the heels of its 2016 flagship location, Spark Baltimore, in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Md.; and Spark KC, which recently opened in the fall of 2020 within Two Light Luxury Apartments in Kansas City Mo.’s Power & Light District.
The coworking community will be operated in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and Spark Coworking.
“We are thrilled to add Spark St. Louis to the evolving and growing community in Ballpark Village,” said Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Spark will be an ideal collaborative workspace for local residents, nearby companies and the entire St. Louis entrepreneurial community.”
The 30,000-SF workspace will provide companies – from entrepreneurs and startups to established businesses seeking alternative collaboration space – an affordable and efficient way to conduct their businesses and engage their teams. The space will feature dedicated and nondedicated workstations, 80+ private offices and five suites. In addition to monthly memberships, Spark will also offer daily passes.
“Our vision for Spark Coworking is to provide the local entrepreneurial community with an affordable, appealing and flexible way to locate and grow their businesses,” said Shervonne Cherry, director of community & partnerships for Spark Coworking.
Spark St. Louis shares the same commitment to become an integral part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of St. Louis and the state of Missouri with a focus on economic development and providing first-class amenities to its members.
“We are very excited about the addition of Spark St. Louis to the tenant list at Ballpark Village,” said Otis Williams, executive director of the St. Louis Development Corporation.
Spark’s unique location in Ballpark Village provides an exciting opportunity for supporting the global shift in how people work and live.
“Based on their operations in Baltimore and Kansas City, we know they will provide first class amenities to the growing number of companies looking for shared working space in St. Louis,” Williams said.
Additional, top-of-the-line amenities include:
- 24/7 swipe card access to workspace
- Convenient parking
- Dedicated on-site community manager
- Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
- Dedicated mailbox and concierge mail service
- Unlimited access to print, scan and copy center
- Online reservation system for AV-equipped meeting rooms
- Branded office signage
- Access to a community kitchen and lounge spaces
- Member kitchenette
- Nitro coffee and tea bar
- Craft beer and wine for member happy hours
- Podcast studio
- Gender neutral restrooms
- Meeting rooms and private phone call space
- Dedicated training room
- Outside terrace
- On-site mother’s room and wellness space
- Corporate workspace plans
- Access to special programs and member events
- Access to exclusive member perks and discounts
“We are incredibly proud to welcome Spark St. Louis to Ballpark Village,” said Mike LaMartina, chief operating officer for Ballpark Village. “Companies in St. Louis, like everywhere, have experienced drastic changes in their use of office space. Spark St. Louis will offer a convenient new option for office, meeting and collaboration space in the heart of downtown St. Louis, providing its members incredible access to the wide variety of amenities we have in our neighborhood.”
For more information on Spark St. Louis, visit www.spark-stl.com.
About Spark Coworking
As a catalyst for advancing entrepreneurship and technical innovation, Spark Coworking aims to provide entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators with community and creative space – allowing ideas to ignite and transform into successful companies and organizations. Spark offers the unique pairing of hospitality and entrepreneurship by featuring concierge-style amenities and entrepreneur-focused support, with membership options that range from mailbox memberships and dedicated desks in shared workspaces to private offices and custom-built office suites. Spark is located in two up-and-coming startup hubs: Spark Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, and Spark Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit www.spark-kc.com and www.spark-bmore.com.
About Ballpark Village
Ballpark Village is a vibrant mixed-used neighborhood adjacent to Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, MO. The downtown district houses over 20 premier dining, entertainment and retail venues; 127,000 square-feet of Class-A office space; a 216-room upscale hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis; a 29-story, 297-unit luxury residential community with direct views into Busch Stadium, One Cardinal Way; a two-level, state-of-the-art fitness facility, Onelife Fitness; and public gathering space including the Together Credit Union Plaza. Ballpark Village is proud to provide guests with a variety of curated experiences including food and beverage tastings, live music, sports-watching, festivals, community days, family-friendly activities, cultural programs and special events year-round. For more information about Ballpark Village, visit www.stlballparkvillage.com or engage on Facebook (STLBallParkVillage), Instagram (@bpvstl) and Twitter (@BPVSTL).