Lydia's Place is the newest tenant at 2300 Myrtle Avenue. A co-working space with a special twist, Lydia's Place is a new ELCA ministry grounded in Word and Sacrament. The idea of working together, creating community and sharing talents and gifts is sometimes not part of the usual business model, but I think it is a unique opportunity.
Although the suite is only a small one to start, I feel co-working is a growing trend. I especially like the combination of a desire to "do good" while "doing business".
Scott Simmons, who is a Lutheran minister, is one of the founders. He brings a real enthusiasm to this project and has already brought a number of co-workers together. I wouldn't be surprised if they need a larger space down the road.