When Grosse Pointe local Kevin Quasarano opened the Nott in Grosse Pointe Park pre-COVID, he thought he might have made a big mistake starting a co-working space at the start of a global pandemic.
A year later, he has come to find that professionals are eager to work in a professional setting and step away from the kitchen table.
The Nott is a co-working space where professionals can collaborate, host meetings and ultimately work in a state-of-the art office space.
The space offers desks, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, 24/7 secure access and an opportunity to work with others in the Grosse Pointe community.
Quasarano saw co-working spaces popping up in major hubs throughout the world, including London, Los Angeles and New York.
He decided to bring the idea to his hometown of Grosse Pointe.
He said Grosse Pointe is usually behind Birmingham and Royal Oak when it comes to new innovations.
“I wanted to bring something to Grosse Pointe first,” he said.
The business plan started in 2018, and construction started the following year.
Because COVID hit prior to its opening, Quasarano is still working on a plan to introduce the community to the space.
The original market for the Nott was geared toward attorneys who were traveling into Detroit every day.
He wanted to offer a local space that provides privacy for meetings, transactions and signings.
He quickly learned the space could be used by anyone.
Grosse Pointe Realtor Jayme Smolarz said she uses it for closings and client meetings for real-estate deals.
“It has a lot of potential,” she said.
The Nott currently is available for reservations and memberships may be purchased on the website at thenott.space.
Private offices will be available on the third floor in June and on the second floor by September.
A grand opening is in the works with plans to follow COVID-19 protocols for a safe event.
The Nott is located at 15324 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park.
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