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Just one year has passed since Makers opened its doors to the Seattle community, but the company is already growing out of its original offices.

So, to create more room for members, Makers is expanding its co-working space inside the Guiry/Schillestad Building near Pike Place Market and adding an additional 4,000 square feet to bring the total space to 11,000 square feet.

makers3Caitlin Agnew and Lana Morisoli founded Makers last year as a place for just about anyone to get work done. Small startups occupy most offices, but several employees from corporations like Microsoft and Amazon rent out conference rooms for offsite meetings.

“Overall, we’re finding that our larger teams love to interact and mix with the freelancers and small businesses in our space, and vice versa,” Agnew said.

Makers is taking over open space that’s just down the hallway from the original location after seeing a need for more “team” suites that can accommodate bigger groups. There was also demand for additional private meeting rooms.

“We just want to keep everyone happy, and we believe our expansion will be a wonderful compliment to the services we offer,” Agnew said.

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Lana Morisoli and Caitlin Agnew founded Makers last year as a place for just about anyone to get work done.

Office rental rates range from $150 for five days per month to $575 for 24/7 access. Makers also charges hourly drop-in rates for people who need temporary space and has enough open area for those looking to put on an event.

Members, who include employees from companies like Living Social, Sidecar and Postmates, enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi, lounges, phone booths, a kitchen and locked storage.

Another co-working company, WeWork, opened up earlier this year in South Lake Union. Similar spaces in the Seattle region include SURF IncubatorImpact Hub and several others.

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  • Slaggggg

    Why the sexist headline? Are we supposed to think better of them because it’s run by women? Do more business with them? Less? Or are we to be impressed they accomplished this hard task outside of the kitchen? Why don’t you call out “men-owned” businesses similarly? Where is the ideal of living in a post-gender society.

  • Dude

    Does any company do this on a national level and have multiple operations and cities?

    • Taylor Soper

      WeWork is one that comes to mind. They just opened a Seattle office: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/wework/

    • H_Burns

      WeWork is definitely one of the national leaders in this movement. Their Seattle location is the largest co-working space in the city. They have a whole building in South Lake Union near REI. It’s amazing and worth a visit. Microsoft Ventures is a member there with the express purpose of meeting upcoming companies, so it’s great for startups and entrepreneurs. Making those types of connections is part of WeWork’s mission – when is the last time your landlord did that for your business? This feels like a game changer.

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