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Downtown St. Petersburg lands first national coworking space

Margie Manning



200 Central. Photo: Industrious.

200 Central, the tallest office building in downtown St. Petersburg, will be home to coworking operator Industrious.

In a partnership with Third Lake Partners LLC, an investment advisory firm in Tampa, Industrious will operate nearly 37,000 square feet at 200 Central on the third, fourth and fifth floors.

The new site, Industrious 200 Central, will feature shared workplaces for teams of various sizes. It’s set to open in the second quarter of 2021, with sales for the space beginning in January, a news release said.

Downtown St. Petersburg has seen a growing number of shared office spaces, but Industrious will be the first national coworking company downtown.

“This is exciting news for St. Pete as it aligns well with our needs,” Mayor Rick Kriseman said in a statement. “I expect Industrious will be popular here as they’ve been throughout the country and thank them for their commitment to the Sunshine City.”

Third Lake earlier partnered with Industrious on a project in Centro Ybor in Tampa, scheduled to open later this year, and is excited about the continued partnership, said Robert Forsythe, president and chief operating officer of Third Lake.

“The 200 Central project will be transformative to our building and downtown St. Pete and will facilitate collaborative work spaces for the growing technology and professional scene,” Forsythe said.

Third Lake Partners LLC invested in a major facelift in the 28-story office building in the past year.

Related: What’s next for St. Pete’s tallest office tower

Industrious has nearly 100 locations in more than 50 cities nationwide, including a site in downtown Tampa, in the SunTrust building at 401 E. Jackson St.

The company is the most recent shared workspace to set up shop in downtown St. Petersburg. WorkLodge, with private offices and coworking space, opened last week at 136 4th St. N., joining several other shared workspace locations in downtown St. Petersburg, including Station House, the Tampa Bay Innovation Center and Rising Tide Innovation Center. Novel Coworking is expected to open in the fall.

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    Dave S

    June 11, 2020at9:11 am

    Great to see the infrastructure for small biz creation setting up in the ‘burg! We could use a few more biz incubators though.

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