COCO Selects Windy City for Fifth Coworking Location

The collaborative workspaces provider has acquired Enerspace Chicago and moved into its new West Loop offices.

By Ioana Neamt

Enerspace Chicago, 1046 W. Kinzie St.
Enerspace Chicago, 1046 W. Kinzie St.

ChicagoCOCO, a leading Midwestern provider of coworking and collaborative workspaces, opened a new office in Chicago on May 2. The company has acquired Enerspace Chicago, a popular coworking space in the West Loop neighborhood, to set up its fifth overall location.

“As long time allies, we are extremely pleased to be bringing Enerspace Chicago into the COCO family,” Kyle Coolbroth, Enerspace CEO & co-founder, said in a prepared statement. “There is a great deal of synergy between our business practices, philosophies and member communities, and we have great respect for what Jamie [Russo, founder of Enerspace] has built. We see Chicago as a vital hub of entrepreneurship, and this acquisition allows us to create greater opportunities for the small business and entrepreneurial communities in these cities.”

Russo will join the COCO team in an advisory role following the acquisition. The Enerspace office at 1046 W. Kinzie St., joins COCO’s four other locations in Minnesota. Members of the Twin Cities and Chicago teams will be able to visit, work and share resources at either one of the five locations.

“I am excited about this tremendous opportunity to provide Enerspace Chicago members with access to COCO’s great community, spaces and offerings,” said Russo, who’s also executive director of the Global Workspace Association. ”Our shared vision around collaboration, engaged communities and motivating environments made this a great fit for us and I look forward to bringing the COCO brand on board.

COCO Coworking locations now include Downtown, Northeast and Uptown Minneapolis, Lowertown St. Paul and Chicago.

Image courtesy of Enerspace Chicago