Douglas Development, which owns the buildings that once housed three of WeWork’s D.C. locations, will transform these spaces and open its own coworking space.
The developer hired visual designer Artur Samofalov to revamp each of the spaces, which are now known as The Mark.
The Mark’s Wonder Bread Factory location opened in July. The former baking factory, which was built in 1913, sat vacant for over two decades until Douglas reconfigured the building in 2012. In 2014, WeWork opened 32,000 square feet of coworking space in the building.
“These three coworking locations were full prior to the pandemic,” said Matthew Jemal, Senior Vice President of Douglas. “The Wonder Bread location in fact had a waitlist for space. We made great improvements to each location and no doubt it will fill up again once people feel comfortable coming back to work.”
Currently, the Wonder Bread location sits at 10% occupation. Samofalov added that there has been increased touring activity, even from companies that occupied the space during the WeWork days.
After the other two locations open, members of one space will have access to the other two spaces and be able to use their conference rooms or touchdown workstations.