The new we-work space, Communion Cooperative, in Richardson, Texas is a great collaborative work environment with friendly staff and people. After the facility offered free work space access for every Friday in December, I have had a hint of how nice the concept of we-work is. To be able to join a community much similar to a country club but quite frankly, at much less a cost. This is a great place to connect and a natural place to not just work, but also contribute to ideas, businesses, and make connections in the city of Richardson. With a quality cafe adjacent to the work space, it is ideal for not just working, but eating, and general community. I am overall impressed by their efforts in the cafe as the experience is great and I can tell others have had the same. Although, I have only had a coffee drink so far, I look forward to trying the food menu as it is clear neither the work space or the cafe are after thoughts or secondary to the other. They are both a part of the full idea that Tim Kahle, the owner, has for Communion.
Communion is nestled in the rejuvenated and bustling neighborhood of Richardson Heights, an area I have come to know and love having lived here for over 4 years and growing a family here. The people who are in Richardson, love living and engaging with their community. Richardson, is the perfect location between urban Dallas and the booming suburban communities of North Dallas. It’s quaint parks and neighborhood night-out events help encourage a community awareness unlike I would expect for a typical suburban city. Communion and its Richardson neighborhood is conveniently located off of North Central Expressway, 75N, where 15 minutes North or 15 minutes South you can find small and large businesses alike in a broad range of industries. Richardson is unique in that it feels like a small town with its older, established neighborhoods and families. As a new generation of young adults that grew up here, know and love the area, have come back to settle down and start a family, while also having a very diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures, it truly is a great place to be.
With all of these factors, and the booming economy of the DFW metroplex, Communion sets itself up to support a digitally-connected, modern business economy. Getting creative with work environments and in a sense, a new normal for an online-driven marketplace, it is nice to have Communion to encourage the connectedness that we all long for. You should stop by and request a tour or meet Tim, the owner.
Communion allows me to dream bigger, as I continue to strive for better work-life balance and hope for a future as a multi-discipline creator and digital business consultant. Having another option for how and where to work outside of standard work-from-home or renting a traditional office space, a we-work option for both working and connecting has a lot of desirability. I am rooting for Communion to find success and to continue bringing together the people of Richardson both at work and at play.