2 Gateway Center in Newark — Courtesy: C&K Properties
By Joshua Burd
The owners of 2 Gateway Center in Newark have carved out a new 2,000-square-foot co-working space, part of an effort to bring a diverse mix of uses to its bustling concourse.
Working in conjunction with a co-working operator known as =SPACE, or Equal Space, landlord C&K Properties will unveil the facility on Friday. The space will be directly connected to Newark Penn Station and will host affordable membership-based desk space, creative meeting space and private conference rooms with tech equipment and an inviting design aesthetic.
The project is a collaboration between =SPACE Downtown and Gateway Project Spaces, the operator of a 30,000-square-foot hub within the 2 Gateway concourse. Gateway Project Spaces also includes a nonprofit gallery, additional event spaces an art supply store and 56 rentable workspaces — all at the base of the 800,000-square-foot office tower.
“This space, part of Newark’s growing startup scene, not only adds a new dynamic to the Gateway Project Spaces, but is a great addition to the business community within 2 Gateway,” Kevin Collins, managing director of C&K Properties, said in a prepared statement. “We are excited to welcome =SPACE to the Gateway Center, and we’re confident that this blossoming concourse will provide an ideal environment for its creative minds.”
In addition to the memberships and new space options, the partnering organizations plan to work together on programs that cater to the community and on-site audience, C&K said in a news release.
“We’re thrilled to bring another level of participants to our space. Gateway Project Spaces is currently the home to over 50 visual and performing artists from the surrounding areas,” said Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol, founders of Gateway Project Spaces. “Developing a larger, diverse group of on-site creative professionals and cultural practitioners will continue to make Newark a destination to work, network and live.”
William Medina, founder of = SPACE, added that “(the) joint venture is an opportunity for = SPACE and Gateway Project Space to create an ecosystem of creatives of all types with the goal of growing within the city of Newark.”