New coworking space to double as furniture showroom

Cowork 1010, which opens next month at 3500 Depauw Blvd. Suite 1110, will be a coworking space with a unique twist— it will also serve as a furniture showroom.

Cowork 1010 will occupy nearly 5,000 square feet—the entire 11th floor—in Pyramid 1 at The Pyramids office complex on the city’s northwest side. The space will offer monthly, weekly and daily memberships that provide 24/7 access to workspaces, bookable conference rooms, a shared fitness center, Sun King beer on tap, coffee and other amenities.

What sets Cowork 1010 apart is that it will also be the showroom for sister company Office 1010, which was founded in 2012 and sells desks, chairs, tables, cabinets and other office furnishings.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Keith Webb, who is a cofounder at Cowork 1010 as well as the director of operations at Office 1010.

Vern Samuels is the owner of both the coworking space and the office furniture company, which he founded. He cofounded Cowork 1010 along with Webb.

Office 1010 had a small showroom elsewhere at The Pyramids, Webb said, but it wanted a bigger and more dynamic location. So Webb and Samuels came up with an idea for a coworking space that doubles as a showroom. In preparation for Cowork 1010’s launch, Office 1010 has already closed its previous showroom.

The concept makes sense, Webb said, because many of the members that Cowork 1010 expects to attract will be entrepreneurs, start-up companies and young people launching their careers. Over time, some of these coworking members may become Office 1010 customers as they move into offices of their own.

“They’re going to be needing furniture, and they’re going to be finding out what kind of chair they like and what desk they like,” Webb said.

Cowork 1010 will launch with a grand opening from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by an 8:30 p.m. afterparty featuring Nashville-base singer/songwriter Mitch Rossell.

In other news this week:

— Black Acre Brewing Co.’s new beer garden, Black Acre Garden, has opened at 5529 Bonna Ave. in Irvington. The beer garden is adjacent to Coal Yard Coffee and a few blocks south of Black Acre’s brewery, taproom and restaurant at 5632 E. Washington St., also in Irvington.

Black Acre Garden will host film nights each Thursday starting this week, and a grand opening takes place there on Sept. 21. Black Acre is also opening a third location this fall, at 98 S. Main St. in Zionsville. IBJ first reported on these projects last month.

— Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse has closed at 6935 Lake Plaza Drive after a short run. The restaurant near the intersection of Binford Boulevard and East 71st Street opened in July 2018. The Gauchos at 8810 S. Emerson Ave. is still open, though it recently reduced its hours of operation and is now open Thursdays through Sundays only.

— Chef JJ’s Back Yard, a retail store at 1040 Broad Ripple Ave., closes Aug. 31. Chef JJ’s Downtown will remain open at 42 W. South St.

— Taste of Havana, a Cuban sandwich shop at 815 Broad Ripple Ave., is moving to 8329 N. Michigan Road. The restaurant has not yet announced when the move will happen. Its website promises a “final date to be announced & posted at a later time.”

— Tire Discounters will open its fifth Indianapolis-area store, at 7435 E. 96th St., on Saturday. The company’s other local stores are at 9150 Michigan Road; and one each in Greenwood, Plainfield and Noblesville. Based in Cincinnati, the company was founded in 1976 and now has more than 120 stores in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

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    1. Our website is just for informational purposes at this time. We have not opened our doors yet. The best way to stay up to date on our progress is through social media. Once we officially launch, the website will become more integral.