Alexandria, VA

ALX Community, a coworking space not associated with widely-beloved local news site ALXnow, is planning to launch its new waterfront office tomorrow (Thursday).

The 25,000 square-foot space is set to open tomorrow, with all hands on deck currently applying the final touches to the office. The office is expected to be at capacity when it opens.

The new location sits just north of the Torpedo Factory on the second floor of 201 N. Union Street. The space includes private offices, dedicated desks and flexible seating.

The company has been hosting a countdown its Facebook page with a chance to win a $100 gift card to Alexandria Restaurant Partners, which owns several restaurants in Alexandria.

ALX Community launched with its first coworking space at 106 N. Lee Street in April 2018. A third coworking space, along with a new food hall, is planned to open in the Carlyle neighborhood next year.

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An old brick building at 215 N. Payne Street is in the middle of conversion into a new “flexible workspace” called The Loop.

Developer Braddock Commercial, whose website indicates that their sole project seems to be this new coworking space, said clients will be able to pick out their own furnishings and furniture for the offices at The Loop.

The website says the company offers private offices and open desks as needed, with access to a kitchen, meeting rooms, video conference, a gym and more. A Facebook post noted that the office will also have a dedicated podcast room.

Offices in the project are expected to run from $3,500-$4,000 per month, with 9-18 month memberships.

No clients are currently listed on the site, but local health program Alexandria Wellness said they will have an “open gym” at the location.

A Board of Architectural Review case from 2012 noted that the building was constructed in the late 19th century or early 20th century. A storm in 2010 damaged the stucco and vinyl siding on the building but exposed the brick facade that’s there today.

Rendering via Braddock Commercial

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