Co-Working Space Spurs Creativity on the East End
Ever get tired of working from home? Enter, The Spur.
Earlier this month, the private co-working space and innovation lab opened its doors at the Southampton Social Club, targeting entrepreneurs and innovators on the East End looking for a more invigorating and productive work environment than their home offices.
“As an entrepreneur running several innovation-led businesses on the East End, I have met a number of likeminded peers who are all working on their businesses from home. Developing a next-generation workspace is a critical platform for our continued success,” Spur and i-hamptons founder Ashley John Heather said. “We already have dozens of members who have joined us.”
A combination of the WeWork and Soho House concepts, The Spur aims to focus on entrepreneurs in the media and tech fields, health and wellness, food and beverage, and retail, with an end goal of reducing seasonal highs and lows for East End industries.
The work environment includes dedicated desks and flexible work areas, as well as an advisory council — including Tates Bake Shop founder Kathleen King; Geocities founder David Bonnett; Bruce Bockmann, former chairman of Techspace; and MediaTech capital partners founder Porter Bibb — which will mentor members in building their businesses year-round.
“I’m a full-time Southampton resident with an amazing network of friends, but few from similar backgrounds, career-wise,” said Dave Nugent, partner at Omnigon Communications. “Having a facility where there’s a focus on innovation and collaboration can help inform my perspective on technology, which is a huge part of my job.”
Complimentary breakfast is served daily, from 8 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a happy hour starting at 5 p.m. Every weekday, The Spur will host its “Innov8 Speaker Series,” featuring local experts.
By this summer, The Spur will relocate to a new building in Southampton Village, with sights set on creating locations in Westhampton, East Hampton and Greenport — no more than 10 minutes from every entrepreneur on the East End, according to a press release.
For more information, please visit thespur.com.
Jackson Pollock Celebration at Springs Tavern
Celebrate Jackson Pollock’s birthday at The Springs Tavern, located at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in East Hampton, on Sunday, January 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. with art, nature and a $30 prix fixe menu inspired by the abstract expressionist who famously lived and worked on the East End.
Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call (631) 527-7800 or visit thespringstavern.com.