Tabbris, Charlotte’s newest innovation and co-working space, officially unveiled its newly-renovated 23,500 square foot facility at 1300 South Boulevard on October 15, 2019, at a ribbon-cutting attended by local Charlotte media outlets.
Tabbris is Charlotte’s first entrepreneurial space of its kind. With a goal of fostering growth and community through coworking and connection, it offers a range of shared and private working spaces – including offices, individual work stations, meeting and event space, and a state-of-the-art recording studio. In total, it has 44 private offices (that fit between one and 12 people), three conference and board rooms, 75 seats for dedicated use, and over 100 hot seats.
“Tabbris is the angel of self-determination,” said co-founder Jeff Brokaw. “What word better describes an entrepreneur than that? ”
Tabbris is situated in Historic South End in the middle of Charlotte’s unique, entrepreneurial scene. It’s designed by architecture firm Perkins + Will with sustainable practices in mind – featuring reclaimed wood, water and energy conservation, and demountable walls to allow for maximum flexibility. From 1926 to the 60s, the building was home to the Lance Cracker Factory, and the Bland Street Lightrail Station is located half a block away.
This $8 million project has been in the works for almost two years. Construction by Balfour Beatty is now finished, and Tabbris officially opened for applications and tours. Memberships will be monthly, and won’t require year-long leases. Members will also have access to many other amenities, including Pure Intentions Coffee, fiber internet, a shower and wellness room, lounge space and an internal member portal app.
Tabbris will focus on offering dynamic space for Charlotte-area innovative companies and entrepreneurs to work, collaborate, and accelerate their company’s growth. It will also focus on creating a network of connections for members, giving them access to mentorship, investors and other services.
“We’re excited finally to unveil our space,” said co-founder John Brock. “Investing and helping startups has been a long-time passion, and we’re looking forward to bringing that to the next level.”
Tabbris also has 9,000 square feet of space regularly set up in a cafe-style that can easily be configured for seated, standing or presentation-style events, complete with a 36-foot bar and technology designed for ease of use.
“This is such a passion project for us,” said Brokaw. “We are excited to have the companies of tomorrow join us today.”