Bamboo Detroit Expands, Creates Additional Co-working Space  


Downtown Detroit co-working community Bamboo Detroit today announced a 3,000-square-foot expansion that brings the company’s total shared office space to 10,000 square feet. The shared workplace is currently located at the Julian C. Madison Building, having relocated from its original location on Brush Street in January.

“Bamboo Detroit fosters a culture of growth,” says Amanda Lewan, co-founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit. “The decision to expand so quickly after our recent move was driven by existing member businesses. We have companies that launched their business in the open shared space and are now ready to invest in a private desk.  On the other hand, we have businesses whose members are working from dedicated desks, have hired additional staff, and are now seeking the benefits of private office spaces.”

The newly-minted lease is for space on the Madison Building’s fourth floor, where Bamboo Detroit plans to create 10-12 new offices that can accommodate up to seven people each. Detroit company Rocket Fiber, one of the company’s original members, will also provide Gigabit Internet for occupants.

Approximately 8 percent of Bamboo Detroit’s 250 current tenants are expected to relocate following the expansion, including Catalyst Media Factory, Hampton Consulting, and Gayanga Co.

“Growing members don’t want to leave their community and relationships they’ve built here. We don’t want them to leave either,” adds Lewan. “We’ve chosen to grow alongside our members but are still committed to maintaining our community focus and approachable feel where no one gets lost.”

Bamboo Detroit offers private offices, team spaces, dedicated desks, collaborative work space, and mail services. The company also provides members with programming, including business workshops, networking events, inspirational talks, peer support, and a wellness and self-care series.

Pricing begins at $50 per month and ore information can be found here.