CoWork Closing

I got the news today, oh boy! On December 20th our co-working space in Fredericksburg, CoWork, will be closing down. I’m posting the full announcement below for posterity, but this does mark a moment for Reclaim Hosting. We started CoWork when there were 3 of us two and a half years ago, but with our latest hire last week we are now 9 and we find we need more dedicated space for our growing team. On top of that, the overhead of running a growing CoWork required additional responsibilities from our staff. It was never meant to be a money maker, and while it offset some of our office costs it also has meant giving up access to parts of our office more and more. That said, we didn’t take on another 2500 square feet in the strip mall to start downsizing, rather we will be we’re re-imagining this space for a brave new purpose with the idea of bringing something a little more exciting to the Burg 🙂 In fact, our renovation of CoWork in early 2017 laid the foundation for the new project we’ll be announcing shortly, and reinforces the fact Tim and I are not afraid to experiment with new ideas, even if they are old ones …


You are receiving this email because at some point past or present you have been a customer of CoWork Fredericksburg. We are reaching out to everyone today to regretfully inform you that CoWork will be closing operations at the end of the year. Our last day of operation is December 20th, 2019.

When we began CoWork in the Spring of 2017, our primary company, Reclaim Hosting, was a very small business with just two employees needing office space. CoWork was a way for us to realize the dream of building a space where people could work in common spaces together. Two and a half years later we have seen so many people come through the space and made quite a few friends along the way. But as CoWork has grown over the years so has Reclaim Hosting and the need for private office space for our company along with further development of new business plans has led us to this very difficult decision.

So, as we write this email to you, we do have some things we’d like everyone to be aware of as we prepare for closing: 

  • Starting today no new memberships will be available for signup.

  • Existing members will not be charged for the month of December

  • All memberships will automatically be canceled on December 20th which will be the last day of access for all members.

  • All Conference Room, Private Office, and Event rental bookings will be available until December 13th.

  • If you have a mailbox membership:

    • Please be sure to pick up any existing mail at CoWork.

    • Set up a forwarding address by December 20th. All mail received after that date will be returned to sender.

    • For our mailbox memberships through Opus Virtual Offices you will receive further communication from them on alternative options for having your business address changed to a different location or cancellation instructions.

  • All personal items stored at CoWork need to be removed by Dec 1. After that date personal belongings not claimed will be donated to Goodwill.

Decisions like these are never easy. It’s been a privilege and joy to operate CoWork for two and a half years and we appreciate the support of the community. We look forward to continuing to build and be a part of the Fredericksburg community for many years to come as we close this chapter and start the next.

All the best,

Reclaim Hosting and CoWork Staff

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