Friday, September 28, 2018

New Businesses, Expansions Create "Creative Cluster" on Newport's Monmouth Street


Campbell County and Newport's first and only coworking space has moved and expanded.

Formerly located next to WieFit on Monmouth St, Borderlands has moved a few doors down into the old St Vincent De Paul building on the corner of 9th and Monmouth Streets.

"In the three years since Borderlands has been in business it has been a great add to the community by providing workspace for small businesses and solo workers that just need some human interaction and a place to host the occasional meeting," said owner, Darrin Murriner.

He said the space has also served as a great meeting spot for the community by hosting ReNewport and fundraisers for non-profits.


New co-owner Rachel Comte is partnering with Murriner to provide even more service for those running their own business or freelancers that just need a quiet place to focus. The new space includes the expansion of private offices from 3-4 and even more open space for collaboration and quiet meetings.

The expansion signals even more investment along the Monmouth Street corridor and especially around the intersection of Monmouth and Ninth which has seen the relocation of Torch Prep, Carabello Coffee's expansion and the Opening of Industry Salon. These investments are pared with Powerhouse Factories and Drive Media House to form a cluster of creative businesses in that area of Newport.

Additionally, new condos are planned for the corner of Ninth and Saratoga.

Originally a sundries shop and most recently a St. Vincent DePaul location, the space has been completely updated. Almost all of the interior details were fashioned out of reclaimed materials, including the bathroom counter (part of an old entryway floor) and desk supports in the closed offices (support posts) and the bar (wood found on site). The space will be featured in this week's event in Newport, Beyond the Curb.


You can learn more about seeing this space and other historic spaces that have recently been renovated at https://beyondthecurb.org/tours/2018-river-cities-tour/river-cities-tour-newport/

Barre3 Ft. Thomas. Located in the Fort Thomas Plaza. 
If you would like to work in this thriving corner of Newport you can reach Borderlands by visiting www.theborder.land. On their website you will find pricing options and learn more about the coworking concept.

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