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@809: boring on the outside, party on the inside

I went over to visit the co-working space called @809. It’s growing and well known in the entrepreneurial community. Don’t be deceived by it’s boring outer shell, it’s a cool space with even cooler people. Let’s take a peak inside.

inside 809 charlotte

809 conference room charlotte

Where is this place? @809 is located in the Third Ward near Bank of America Stadium.


Who works @809? Companies and people that call@809 home include: Seismic (owners), WithVirtual Event BagsReward Summit, ObieSoft, Tim Cheadle, Jim Van FleetCharlotte FellowsThe Lunch Project,Kelso Communications, Ready at 7Next Stage Consulting and Common Grounds. Logo collage:


Do they have beer? Yes. No kegerator, but I did take a creepy photo of the communal fridge. Looks like some Unknown Brewery cans and some Bud Light bottles:

809 fridge charlotte nc

Let’s keep snooping around @809:

809 coworking charlotte

809 coworking charlotte desk

809 coworking charlotte conference area

Who owns and manages the place? Seismic Partners (a business transformation and new venture development company) owns the building and Mark Bruinooge is Seismic’s Founder/Managing Partner.


What does @809 do for Thanksgiving? Weird question, but I just happen to have an excellent @809 Instagram post:

thanksgiving thoughts in our new settlement. #friendsgiving #coworking #weloveclt

A photo posted by 809CLT (@at809) on Nov 13, 2014 at 12:06pm PST