According to Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2018 Report, in the United States over 40% of the workforce has spent at least some time working remotely and that number continues to grow. I am a part of that remote nation, as my company is headquartered in Massachusetts, but I work out of my home in Cleveland, OH. While being a remote worker has it’s advantages (i.e. no commute, no dress code, more flexibility, etc.), there are also many disadvantages (i.e. less human interaction, LOTS of time read: too much at home or at coffee shops, no office cleaner, etc.). Enter the co-working space, Beauty Shoppe.
Open space seating in the entrance of Beauty Shoppe
Beauty Shoppe is a network of neighborhood co-working and office spaces, designed for all different types of entrepreneurs, remote workers, small businesses owners, and more. There is one location in Cleveland and multiple locations in Pittsburgh. Read about my recent experience at Beauty Shoppe in Cleveland, giving me one more reason to love my hometown…and get out of the house!
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Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary day of co-working at Beauty Shoppe in exchange for a thoughtful review of their space. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: Beauty Shoppe
Latte from Foyer
Take one step into Beauty Shoppe and you’ll immediately realize why people like to work here…this restored Seymour building is beautiful! Besides the benefits of getting out of my basement home office (I lovingly call in My Dungeon) and seeing other humans during the day, below are a few different aspects of Beauty Shoppe that I loved:
There are 5 different levels of membership, so you can pick an option that fits your wants, needs and price range. The 5 levels include:
- Student – For about $65/month, this option is great for learners that don’t study well at home and find that libraries or coffee shops are too distracting. Free coffee + tea is included :).
- Flex – Starting at $125/month, this level offers seating in the open, entry space of the building. I mainly sat here when I co-worked at Beauty Shoppe and enjoyed the quiet background music and various seating options (booths, tables, standing desk, etc.). This membership also includes use of their phone booths (aka quiet space to take phone calls) and the ability to reserve a high-tech conference room.
- Desk – The price bumps up to $275/month for your own private desk. This is perfect for people who want to bring their desktop (any double-monitor peeps out there?!) and leave it at Beauty Shoppe. This level also includes a lockable file cabinet and is in a quieter area than the entry.
- Office – Starting at $350/month, this level offers private offices to orgs and individuals that need their own area. There are various sizes (and prices).
- Enterprise – While pricing is not listed on the website, this level is great for larger orgs with multiple team members wanting their own private space.
Screenshot from www.beautyshoppe.co about their amenities
HIGH SPEED INTERNET. Enough said. (I had no issues running any of my programs onsite at Beauty Shoppe, which isn’t true at many local coffee shops.)
Booth and bench seating in the flex seating area at Beauty Shoppe
Attached to Beauty Shoppe is a beautiful coffee shop called Foyer, perfect for your caffeine and hunger pangs! It is also gorgeously decorated and has some yummy and healthy food options as well. Please note that I took the below photos when I attended a menu preview for Foyer a few months ago.
There are other convenient food options nearby. Located next door to Beauty Shoppe is the newly opened food hall, Ohio City Galley. This establishment offers four different restaurants in one building, including Poca, The Rice Shop, Sauce the City, and Tinman. While I wish the prices were a little lower, I must say the food is delicious! There is also a HUGE bar in Ohio City Galley that serves strong cocktails and is the perfect after work meet-up spot. As well, across the street from Beauty Shoppe is The Grocery OHC which offers smoothies, salads and more! A short walk down the street will land you at Saucy Brew Works, JukeBox, Cleveland Tea Revival, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Beet Jar Juice Bar, and Bigmouth Donut Company. If you like to use your break time for exercise, sign up for your fav cycle class at Harness Cycle! Lastly, if you prefer to pack your lunch, there is a full-sized fridge available for members to use, including a kitchen stocked with dishes, plates and mugs. Did I mention free coffee and tea?!
Memelas from Poca
STRONG cocktails from the bar at Ohio City Galley
Fried chicken from Sauce the City
Beauty Shoppe is located close to downtown. Prior to my current remote job, I use to work in the Theater District downtown and would pay anywhere from $60-$80/month for parking. (I’m sure that price has risen now.) While there is no specific lot for Beauty Shoppe members, I did easily find free street parking located just a few minutes away.
Inspirational street art right outside Beauty Shoppe
Other notable items include that there are new apartments that were recently built across the street from Beauty Shoppe. If you want to go full-out Hingetown, you could live, work and play all in the same square mile. Another nice feature is that the public can rent out Beauty Shoppe’s space. I can see how this would be very beneficial for staff retreats, small meetings and more.
Gorgeous interior in Foyer
Overall, I think Beauty Shoppe is a great addition to our CLE community. As the remote workforce continues to grow, it will be super beneficial to have spaces like this one to help the gig economy stay productive, have a sense of community and grow our local, national and global economy!
Thanks again to Beauty Shoppe for letting By Travel & Error experience your lovely space for a day!