Last night’s open house at the Gaucho Collective was invigorating. There is an air of possibility in an older downtown building that will bring people together in a new way.
I imagine myself at the laptop bar at least once a week, pounding out the two books I have in progress and the one still in my heart.
The co-working concept has caught on in other places, and the opportunity conjures romantic visions of thinkers gathering for a salon of sorts. You rent space to use for productivity and a connection to downtown.
There is an energy and vitality downtown that disappeared for a few years. The block between Main and Klamath is now vibrant, and I envision that area will become even more appealing when the pocket park is completed.
I love our Main Street architecture and the Grizzle Building has come a long way since the City of Klamath Falls stepped in to purchase it several years ago. Last week at the Blue Zones focus groups, I met one of the building’s owners and she’s excited about the Collective, too.
Gathering Grounds Coffee went into the building first, and it is a welcome addition to the community. Now there is caffeine and workspace in easy proximity to one another. All one could hope for is more time and jovial co-workers.
Well done, Gaucho Collective.