Hampden church becomes latest Baltimore co-working space
A local real estate firm has transformed an old church into another kind of community center with Co-Balt, a new co-working space in Hampden.
The 12,000 square foot project opened earlier this year at 1014 W 36th St., on Hampden's busy busy commercial corridor, and houses 30 offices, said Josh Mente, an operation partner at the MD home team. Mente's company bought the church in January and moved its offices from Cockeysville to Hampden in February. Two of his other companies, Gemini Home Solutions and Rent Works, have also relocated to the old church which was built in 1899.
We’d like to introduce you to CO-BALT, a beautiful coworking space located in a 120-year-old church building in Baltimore, Maryland. Owner Josh Mente honored the original features of the building, keeping the stained glass and steeple while creating a modern, beautiful, bight, and airy space. Welcome to the Proximity Network, CO-BALT, we’re excited about the impact you’re going to make on Baltimore!
The former Apostolic Truth Tabernacle church on the 1000 block of W. 36th Street is now CO-BALT Workspace, a co-working office building along The Avenue in Hampden.
It also happens to be the home of Baltimore Fishbowl, and the new owners are throwing a party with free food and drinks on April 26 that’s open to the public. Neighborhood favorites like Food Market, Luigi’s Italian Deli, Cafe Hon and Sweet Side Cafe will all be represented in the food spread.
Now, a century-old church has been turned into office space on The Avenue, Co-Balt Workspace is behind the effort.
“What you get when you’re a small company is an environment where you get to have conversations with other entrepreneurs, people are lonely working from home, it’s like a community or village coming together,” said Josh Mente of Co-Balt Workspace.