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24/7 work clubs are coming to Charlotte

Two neighborhood work clubs are opening soon in the Queen City.

People gather and work in desks and chairs in an open area space.

Switchyards offers the high energy of a neighborhood coffee shop for communal interaction + the tranquility of a university library for work and productivity.

Photo via Switchyards

Looking for a fresh environment for work and productivity? The days of sitting for hours in a cubicle may soon be in the past. Switchyards, the world’s first neighborhood work club, is opening two locations in Charlotte.

  • Belmont — 1125 Belmont Ave., Charlotte
    • Opens Thursday, May 16
    • 250 memberships available
  • Oakhurst — 4014 Monroe Rd., Charlotte
    • Opens Thursday, June 6
    • 250 memberships available

Memberships drop Tuesday, May 7 at 11 a.m.
Sign-ups are available to get access at 10 a.m., — one hour before the general public.
Membership is $100 per month. New members receive 8 days for $12 to start.

Membership amenities:

  • 24/7 access
  • High-speed internet
  • Bottomless coffee and tea
  • Bookable phone booths + meeting rooms at no extra cost
  • Access to all clubs

Editor’s note: Night Swim Coffee is Switchyards’ official coffee partner.

People work on their laptops sitting on couches in an open workspace while surrounded by plants.

Switchyards’ Belmont location will be in a 6,000-sqft building that was originally the Red Front Department Store, dating back to 1902.

Photo via Switchyards

A new era
“People like working in a variety of places,” said Michael Tavani, said Switchyards’ founder and CEO. This isn’t your everyday coffee shop. Imagine space offering a lively environment to connect in a lounge-like setting + a library to focus and complete work in a timely manner. Unlike coffee shops, Switchyards will always be open — 24/7.

“It’s this place you can get out of your house and be around other people. It’s inspiring in design. I think if you put a place like this in a residential neighborhood, people are really going to dig this.”

People are talking while others are working at a communal desk space.

Switchyards opened its first location in Atlanta before expanding to Nashville and Charlotte.

Photo via Switchyards

An idea ahead of its time
Tavani brainstormed the human desire for an interesting place to work. The need for connection in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated Tavani’s vision. “We put this thing out in the world that no one was asking for. But we felt this is where the world was moving and what people may want someday.”

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