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Co-Working Space Reactivates Empty Floor of the Mannequin Building Downtown

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[Photo by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

The fact that a space like this one sat vacant for decades is hard to explain. Just a couple blocks from Greektown, the Mannequin Building was just another overlooked low-rise from the early 20th century, its second floor a dusty space above a bail bonds office. Today, it's known as Bamboo, a co-working space gaining popularity in a downtown area where cheap, overlooked spaces are quickly disappearing.

Co-working spaces are like fitness centers: For the cost of a monthly membership, individuals or companies can have access to an office space. Once home to a German print shop, the space was taken over by Bamboo earlier this year before getting a thorough remod. You won't find the normal office space aesthetics here. Instead of fluorescent bulbs and a chopped-up layout, think globe lights, an open floor plan, and fire-scarred wood floors.

Bamboo is already used by seventeen businesses, and they're still taking applications for a $99/month membership. Check out all the amenities and find out more info on their website.

· Bamboo Detroit [Official]
· Bamboo Offers "Family" Style Co-Working Space to Detroit Startups [Xconomy]