Perched on Florida’s gulf coast, St Petersburg may be known as the Sunshine City, but its also has a vibrant coworking scene.
In many ways, the flexibility and freedom that coworking affords makes it the perfect accompaniment for life by the sea. Get your day’s work done before heading to the beach, or do it the other way round if you prefer – go out to play in the daytime and get your head down in the evening. Whatever your rhythm, St Petersburg has a coworking solution that will suit you. Here are five of the best.
Rising Tide Innovation Center
Located in the heart of Downtown St Petersburg, this coworking and office space provides a professional and aesthetically pleasing shared workspace environment where you can work, research, or study productively as well as find support for your professional and personal growth. Hot desk pricing starts start at $99 per month for High Tide membership packages, which includes 5 days a month weekday access, rising to $179 a month for a Breakers open seating membership, which allows 24/7 access, as well as use of conference rooms, phone booths, printing/copying, break areas, free snacks and fruit, and other services and amenities.
433 Central Avenue 4th Floor / www.risingtidecowork.com
One of the biggest names in the coworking industry, Regus’s St. Petersburg venue has a range of hot desks, permanent desks, and private offices. Housed in a striking 17-storey tower, the setting is impressive too, letting you take in stunning views across Tampa Bay while you work. After hours, you’re right in the heart of downtown St Petersburg with bars, restaurants, galleries and museums nearby. Coworking rates start at $339 per person, which gives you 24/7 access to dedicated desk or hot-desking. Membership also includes access to amenities and facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract.
First Central Tower, 360 Central Avenue / www.regus.com
Situated in St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District, home to many beloved local restaurants and bars, antique stores and art galleries, Clear Labs combines a premium location with everything you need to work professionally and productively. Monthly passes start at $150 per month, which allows you to grab an open seat Mondays through Fridays. For unlimited 24/7 access, you can also hire a reserved desk for $400 per month. Members can also benefit from high-speed WiFi, free on-site parking, free coffee, and a well-equipped kitchen.
2529 Central Avenue / www.clearlabs.org
Thrive is a local business community that mixes creative space design, great amenities, and smart, talented people. The venue has been created to look and feel professional, energetic, private, yet connected. Coworking rates start at $99 per month for those who want to drop in as they please from 9am-5pm daily, with a choice of standing desks, cafe tables, or sofas for you to work at. Dedicated desk membership is priced ta $250 per month. On-site amenities include a hosted reception, printing/scanning equipment, a kitchen, a shower, complimentary coffee/tea, parking, and super-fast WiFi.
136 4th Street North Ste 201 / www.thrivedtsp.com
InVision Creative Cafe
This locally-owned coworking space, cafe and creator community was designed to provide opportunities and tools for like-minded entrepreneurs, students, business owners, artists, designers, musicians and creators – allowing them to turn their vision into a reality. It provides not only a workspace, but also a community and services that make it possible to share your vision with the world, get feedback from others, network and grow your business. Rates start at just $25 per month for access to computer workstations and a member lounge. Members also gain use of the venue’s massive library of digital software and content, including Adobe programmes, royalty free music and stock footage.
275 16th Street North / www.invisioncafe.com