The Green House Co-working Space Launches August 2
Working from her dining room table was getting old. Pamela Turos’ children would say, “Remember when we used to eat lunch here?”
When the Good Cause Creative founder discovered her friend purchased a historic home at 20150 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid, she saw an opportunity. “If you ever remodel, please make it a shared workspace,” said Turos to Paul Bearden of Collinwood.
Since this initial conversation in spring 2016, the house has undergone major renovations. Now dubbed The Green House for its sage color and nurturing environment, the collaborative work space for business owners, creatives and freelancers will officially launch Aug. 2.
Turos noticed similar concepts in other parts of town, like the Hildebrandt building in Ohio City and The Dealership in Shaker Heights, but there wasn’t a place like it in the Euclid area.
“If I had huge overhead from an office space, I couldn’t keep my services affordable,” said Turos, whose business provides creative services to nonprofits. “Having a private, beautiful place to work within two years of starting my own business – that’s a dream come true.”
Siobhan Sudberry, who created the BeFree Project, which hosts gatherings to help women find their strengths, held an event at The Green House in the spring and plans another for the fall. She’s received “nothing but positive responses” about meeting at the house. Sudberry found meeting at The Green House was more personal and comfortable than other low-cost meeting options such as the library or restaurants.
When entering the updated home, a welcoming foyer with couch, chairs and a coffee table greets you with a room full of moveable tables and chairs, surrounded by a rotating collection of artwork from local artists. Going in a little farther, you’ll find a kitchen stocked with coffee from Solstice Roasters and tea from Storehouse Tea Company – both Cleveland-owned businesses.
The private conference room and main shared workspace have all the perks of a modern office, including Smart TVs and wireless projectors with screen-sharing capability. Upstairs, you’ll find One Tree Yoga studio, Turos’ office and a healing suite available for rent by massage and reiki therapists. Renovations are almost complete for artists’ studio space in the basement.
Along with co-working, individuals and businesses are welcome to host events or meetings in the house.
The community can tour The Green House and learn about what it has to offer during Euclid’s Wednesdays on the Porch from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2. The evening also is a gathering for neighbors to get to know one another and learn how to host an upcoming Porch event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own beverages, lawn chairs or blankets, and snacks to share. Local band Ulterior Motive will play classic rock music. Bring school supply donations for the Euclid/Hillcrest YMCA Family-to-Family Collaborative.
During Fridays in August, anyone can drop-in and work at The Green House for no charge.
Those who become members will have access to the building during business hours, with a host of member benefits and amenities, including discounted classes at One Tree Yoga. Turos said they are looking for up to six others to join as partners in The Green House, who will have unlimited access to the building and be part of decision-making on how the space will grow. Euclid Chamber of Commerce members receive a discount. Find out more at thegreenhouse-euclid.com or call 216-242-6777.
“When you’re building a business, you need a tribe of people,” said Turos. “You can’t do it alone. Everyone who works here has unique strengths and skills, so we support each other. Together we can do so much more than any of us can do alone.”
An Ohio transplant, Angela has experience working as a journalist in Texas, Oklahoma, Sweden and Belgium. In fall 2016, Angela, her husband and daughter moved to Northeast Ohio. After traveling the world, they want to place roots in their new home.