Charlotte-based company Recess is aiming to boost business in bars, breweries and restaurants during the work day by transforming them into workspaces.
On the company’s website, it says it is “flipping the coffee shop on its head by creating a welcoming and productive space to work.”
Wooden Robot Brewery is the first location that has been transformed as part of Recess’ model. On March 15, users can come into the brewery to gain access to WiFi, work and enjoy a drink.
Recess also has plans to transform cocktail lounge Elsewhere into a private meeting space.
“Recess began with the goal to create additional revenue streams for local restaurants and bars in the community and to provide additional shifts for their staff members,” said Jay Schaeffer, founder of Recess.
With the pandemic forcing many people to work from home and hurting companies within the food and drink industry, Recess hopes to provide an alternative workplace for remote workers, as well as support local businesses.
Recess is membership-based and offers WiFi, unlimited coffee, unlimited access at every Recess location, six visitor passes each month and more.