Boston-based coworking company Workbar has announced plans to spend 2019 growing its local presence before expanding nationally.
Since its launch in 2009, the firm was well-known for its partnership with Staples in which its locations were inside a few of the office supplier’s locations in the area. Although the partnership recently ended, Workbar wants to continue expanding in Boston and will venture into other parts of the country beginning in 2020.
First step in its local expansion is taking up 17,000 square feet at a stand-alone location in Downtown Crossing, and a 6,000 square foot space in the Norwood Space Center.
“Boston has been a great launch pad for Workbar,” said CEO Sarah Travers. “Workbar has had a positive impact in drawing companies to this area, hosted a lot of them and enabled them to grow and get successful.”
Although WeWork has a large presence in Boston and takes up large swaths of space, Workbar is dedicated to smaller users and entrepreneurs. Despite this, the company still makes room for larger clients at its Burlington Workbar location where an entire floor is reserved for enterprise office suites.
Workbar is Boston’s eighth-largest coworking provider, and is more concerned with providing thoughtful spaces for its clients rather than taking up as much real estate as possible.