We’re excited to announce the opening of our newest coworking & shared office space for rent in Chicago at 541 N Fairbanks in downtown Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Our new, stylishly designed space – complete with 109 offices, 263 desks, six call rooms, four conference rooms, a relaxation room, wellness room, and a 40-person event space – is set to become our third shared office space in Chicago.
To get ready for our grand opening, we sat down with Sharris Wilson, Magnificent Mile’s new Community Manager and longtime Chicago native, to hear four of her favorite things about the neighborhood and why she’s excited for members to take advantage of everything the area has to offer.
1. CONVENIENCE YOU CAN’T BEAT
The convenience of our new Magnificent Mile location can’t be beat. We’re located on the Northwestern Medicine campus and near the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, meaning our healthcare sector members have easy access to the resources they need to succeed. Our office is just steps away from the Michigan Avenue advertising agency corridor and Magnificent Mile shopping, and is close to major public transportation routes. With the Chicago Lakefront trail so close by, members will have no problem staying fit or enjoying the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan.
2. THE DIVERSE COMMUNITY
The neighborhood is an eclectic and diverse community with a variety of entertainment options for city dwellers and tourists alike – there’s something for everyone here! One of my favorite things to do in the spring is check out the weekly Michigan Avenue Arts Fest .
3. ART AND CULTURE
One of the best things about the neighborhood is that there is never a shortage of arts and cultural activities. We’re right by the Museum of Contemporary Art, and they host Tuesday on the Terrace events and a wide variety of open workshops. Nearby Navy Pier boasts after-hours boat cruises and outdoor yoga in the summer, and the Landshark Beer Garden on the pier is a great happy hour spot to unwind after work.
4. FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD
I love visiting new restaurants, and some of my favorite spots are just steps away from MakeOffices at Magnificent Mile. Yolk for creative breakfast food, specialty smoothies, and house-made coffee. For great seafood and an amazing wine selection, I’d recommend Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab restaurant. The neighborhood is a foodie haven – you’ll never run out of top-notch restaurants to try!
In addition to all the attractions of the neighborhood, Chicago’s startup and tech scene is booming. According to Built in Chicago, about $2.1 billion was raised by Chicago tech companies between August 31, 2015 and July 1, 2016, across 150 companies. In terms of zip codes, 60611 located in the Streeterville neighborhood (where MakeOffices at Magnificent Mile is also located), raised over $150 million dollars, spawning a technology hub and ecosystem that’s having an impact across the city.
In fact, according to a recent report by Hyde Park Angles, Chicago is more likely to provide a 10x return on tech investment than any other city in the country, with almost 50% of exits delivering a tenfold return to investors.
How do other cities stack up? Los Angeles came in at 29%, New York at 25%, San Francisco at 22%
Chicago has a lot going for it. In addition to being home to 36 of the Fortune 500, operating costs are much lower than other cities like San Francisco, New York, Boston.
To recap, Chicago is a great city to be in, and the neighborhood around MakeOffices at Magnificent Mile has a lot going on around it in terms of awesome food options and entertainment nearby. So why choose MakeOffices at Magnificent Mile as your new headquarters?
Because MakeOffices delivers unrivaled shared office space, amenities, and community at the best value in Chicago. Finding and leasing office space should be affordable, painless, and easy. That’s been MakeOffices’ mission, regardless if you’re a freelancer or one-person company, to a Fortune 500, so you can focus your time and money on things that matter to you most, like growing your business.
Here is what you get for being a member at MakeOffices at Magnificent Mile:
- Turnkey, move-in ready, furnished shared office space with tons of natural light and great views of Lake Michigan.
- The office infrastructure you need at no additional cost –
- Fast WiFi
- 24-7 access to work when you want
- Plenty of conference room space to book for meetings
- Private call rooms
- Printing, copying, scanning
- Month-to-month lease terms that keep your overhead low. Instead of spending that money up front, use it to invest in your business.
- The flexibility to add more seats or downgrade as your business needs change. Don’t waste money leasing an entire floor when all you need is a few desks to start with.
- All-inclusive amenities to relax and refuel – Gourmet coffee, purified water, craft beer, massage rooms, relaxation rooms, wellness rooms.
- Networking events that build community and grow your network.
We won’t bombard you with noisy events during the day that disrupt your productivity. Instead, we find a healthy balance of getting work done while giving you the option to network on your terms organically or through organized events.
Does the neighborhood and our new shared office space sound like a great fit for you? If so, book a tour today and you can save up to 50% on shared office space.