Over the last two years, coworking has caught fire across the United States. Partly in response to more Americans working remotely, the idea of flexible, shared office space has become a blessing to both solopreneurs looking for a place to work away from home and commercial real estate owners looking for alternative ways to use […]Read More
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‘What’s with the old bank in the center of town? What do people actually do in there?” Around Amherst these days, you often hear some form of these twin questions. I was asking them myself one afternoon early last spring as I sat outside Amherst Coffee, across Amity Street from the Jones Library and its […]Read More
The building at Amity and North Pleasant streets had been a bank since 1930 until TD Bank left last August. Now building owner Barry Roberts and local developers are transforming the 5,000-square-foot First National Bank building it into coworking space, the first such space downtown. The idea is to offer space for people who […]Read More
When Jerry Guidera decided to join Barry Roberts, Dave Williams, and Kyle Wilson to create a new co-working space in Amherst, their objective was clear.“We wanted to entice young entrepreneurs to stay in Amherst,” he said.Roberts owned the historic First National Bank building in the heart of downtown on 11 Amity St. which the trio […]Read More
In multiplayer, online video games, providing currency and items of value in virtual reality can translate into making cash in the real world. And that’s exactly what Eli Bucher is banking on. The University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore is part of a three-member team writing computer code that provides an opportunity to earn money […]Read More
With so many professionals in Amherst working from their homes and downtown coffee shops rather than offices, the organizers of the town’s first co-working space believe there will be great demand from those seeking a dedicated place to both pursue their occupations and interact with others. Plans are underway for creating what will be […]Read More