Rent Out Office Space Inside A Staples Store

Posted April 4th 2016


With a growing number of shoppers going online, retailers no longer need the vast acreage of floor space inside their stores — like Hallmark shops inside of JCPenney, or Sears Hometown mini-stores inside of Ace Hardware. And with more people working remotely, it was only time before some retailer got the notion of carving out some rental office space for customers. 

In Staples’ case, the space will be rented by startup Workbar, which will operate a 2,500 to 3,500 square-feet communal office sharing space inside three of the office supply chain’s stores in Boston.

The workspaces, which are available to Workbar members for a fee, will include a mix of simple desk areas, conference rooms, private phone room, and other typical office fare such as printers, copiers, and more

via Consumerist