Women-only coworkspace will be open five days a week

The SHED Relocates




Amanda Millner-Fairbanks, Sarah Cohen, and Liza Tremblay. Independent/Kimberly Eads

Starting in early April, members of the local all-women coworking space won’t be saying “See you next Tuesday” anymore.

         That’s because The SHED, currently opened only on Tuesdays at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor is relocating to a full-time venue.

         The new space, just down the road at 1796 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, will provide members with a five-day-a-week workspace, featuring six desks that can be reserved ahead of time. Each desk is named after a pioneering woman who changed the course of history: Betty, Eleanor, Gloria, Michelle, Ruth, and Shirley.

         The newly expanded workspace will support the woman who needs a space to work all day, Monday to Friday, to the woman who only needs to drop in for a few hours each week (and everyone in between). Members will enjoy Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee, charging stations, wireless printing and scanning courtesy of GeekHampton, flowers courtesy of Sag Harbor Florist, outdoor seating, access to a conference room that can be booked hourly, periodic yoga and meditation with Emily Weitz, artwork by Elizabeth Karsch, a SHED membership card to use for discounts at local businesses, and discounted access at regular networking events.

         Last fall, the SHED started out as an experiment by its three local founders — Sarah Cohen, Amanda Fairbanks, and Liza Tremblay. At the end of last summer, the trio approached Estia’s owner Colin Ambrose with the idea of using his restaurant on Tuesdays, the one day of the week that the restaurant is closed to the public. Estia’s provided the perfect backdrop from which to launch. Looking ahead, the two businesses to continue to work together on co-branded events.

         More than 80 women (a combination of daily drop-in and monthly members) have stopped by Estia’s and worked at The SHED. Whether lawyers, designers, editors, writers, astrologers, or farmers, women of diverse backgrounds feel welcome, nurtured, and supported.

         Starting April 8, The SHED will be open for business five days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM. To learn more, visit www.theshedworkspace.com or follow on Instagram @theshedworkspace.

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