There's a Regus moving into my neighborhood, Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. They're moving into a gut-renovated space in a neighborhood filled with knowledge workers and creative types, so I would have assumed this location would have embraced one of Regus's more modern brands, notably Spaces. There's a Spaces location opening in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, just a few miles away. But the signage for Davis Square appears to be for an old-school Regus location, which is more like traditional office suites with shared services than what I would describe as coworking.
They're not open yet so we'll see what happens. But here's the amusing thing. There's a proposal before the city by a company that wants to put in a retail shop, sharing the same entrance as Regus. The new retailer is Sage Cannabis. Yes, that's right, a marijuana dispensary. Below is Sage's own rendering of the signage - with their logo front and center. I wonder if anyone asked Regus if they'd be happy to share the storefront?
I've been coworking since 2010. which has taught me a few things about making it work. I have a lot left to learn.