If you’ve ever worked remotely, you know that holding a business meeting at a coffee shop or restaurant can be a challenge. Logistical issues often arise like finding a table at the right time, a power outlet when you need it, or Wi-Fi that is both reliable and secure. These issues aren’t just inconvenient—they can make it difficult to maintain your productivity and your professionalism.
Coworking spaces provide remote workers with professional and reliable alternatives to working at a local coffee shop. Coworking spaces provide remote workers from various companies and industries with open areas furnished with tables, desks, and lounges for members to get work done. Additionally, many coworking spaces have amenities such as secure, hi-speed Wi-Fi, printing stations, and stocked kitchenettes. The Meller Marketing team recently visited one of these spaces in downtown Detroit, Bamboo Detroit.
As we entered Bamboo, we were greeted by a personalized message and our company logo on their welcome board.
Bamboo Detroit: Impressions
Bamboo Detroit is eclectic—being a modern and uncluttered coworking space within one of Detroit’s many historic buildings. Bamboo is also functional, equipped with everything coworkers need to conduct their businesses.
There are two main coworking areas at Bamboo. The first is the main coworking area which is both well-lit and courteously quiet. This area is furnished with contemporary office furniture— desks and comfortable seating for both Open Coworking and Dedicated Desk members are arranged beneath high ceilings and scenic city views.
The second workspace, the café area, is located around the corner where high-top tables and a kitchenette equip a more overtly collaborative environment. The kitchenette is stocked with appliances and hot drinks to get you through your work—coffee and assorted tea are readily available on demand. A printing station is also accessible in this area for general purpose printing, copying, and scanning. Furthermore, the café area doubles as an event space during the evenings on occasion. Members have the ability to hold their own evening events in the café. Bamboo additionally has two spacious conference rooms for meetings that may require a more private environment or presentation equipment.
Other essentials like reliable Wi-Fi and access to power outlets customary throughout Bamboo. Power outlets are accessible from virtually every desk and workstation; and Bamboo is equipped with fast and reliable Rocket Fiber Gigabit business internet.
Features & Amenities
Here is a list of amenities offered to Open Coworking members:
Clean, modern, and comfortable workspaces
Conference room booking
Event space booking
Rocket Fiber Gigabit Business Internet
Complementary coffee & tea
A mailing address for your business
Free access to events held at Bamboo
Plans & Pricing
Bamboo is located downtown Detroit at 1420 Washington Blvd, Suite 301 on the east side of Washington Boulevard between Grand River Avenue and Clifford Street.
It took us around 10-15 minutes to find parking when we visited Bamboo, which is to be expected in an urban area. Make sure to take this into consideration when planning your own visit or meeting.
Below are a few parking options for visiting Bamboo:
Street parking is available all around Bamboo for $1 per hour
Free parking is available at the MGM Grand Casino self-parking garage which is accessible from 3rd Street.
Paid lots are available at the following locations and rates:
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For more information about Bamboo Detroit, visit: www.bamboodetroit.com