In a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles where there are as many creative oriented jobs (i.e., free lancers, entertainment, fashion, graphic design, etc.) as there are corporate ones, co-working spaces are becoming the hottest new trend in spicing up the self-employed work environment. Instead of just heading over to the local Starbucks for the usual limited Internet access and fighting for a dearth of available work space, many are forking over a monthly fee to work from co-working spaces that are as much about networking as they are about having your own comfy desk. Creative tech hubs like New York and San Francisco have seen their own share of uber-trendy co-working spaces like WeWork where private desks can run $700 a month. Downtown LA, also a creative hub, is no exception with co-working spaces popping up in the Historic Core and Arts District, and now the newest one called Opodz just launched last week in the heart of Little Tokyo.
Located along 2nd Street near Central Ave, just steps away from countless eateries, boutiques and shops, Opodz adds another dynamic layer (read: amenity) to the ever-evolving and maturing neighborhood of Little Tokyo. Out of all the districts in Downtown LA, Little Tokyo may be the furthest along in its urban revitalization, which makes the Opodz location even more attractive.
Opodz provides shared desk space and high-speed WiFi Internet access in a creative and professional office environment. Opodz also features an event space, conference room, and kitchen. Various levels of month-to-month membership, and a daily drop-in rate are also available.
For more info and pricing, check out Opodz website.