New Sign To Go Up At Chattanooga WorkSpace At Former St. Barnabas

Monday, March 4, 2013
The Chattanooga Market has been renovating the St. Barnabus Nursing Home at 302 West Sixth St. directly across the street from the Downtown "Y." This four-story building will be called Chattanooga WorkSpace and the new sign is being placed on the building on Wednesday by Ortwein SIgn due to the generosity of grant monies received from River City Company.

The first floor is a professional coworking facility where professionals can network and have a working environment for getting work done.
There will be meeting spaces for clients, teams and seminars/training spaces, Wifi, printers/copiers, coffee bar and other business tools necessary for any business person to succeed.

The second-fourth floors will be artist studios. The studios are dedicated, private studio spaces intended to be used for the creation of arts and products by local artisans and craftspeople. There will be an artist lounge and common area on each floor, utility sinks in studios, individual heating and air conditioning and a community of like-minded creative professionals.

The second floor studios are complete and artists are currently moving into their studios. Completion of the thirrd floor should be mid-March.

The fourth floor will be later.

Officials said, "This is a section of downtown Chattanooga that has been in much need of revitalization. It is happening and the Chattanooga Market is taking the lead on this project that is going to energize the artist community."

"It is great so see new life come to such an old building again."

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