The buzz: One of a handful of multipurpose creative workspaces for entrepreneurs that have recently opened around the city, Fill in the Blank (FTB) will appeal to all sorts: freelancers or aspiring authors who are fed up with writing in their apartments; members of a tech startup who can’t afford permanent office space; members of a book club who want a cool space to meet up. At hourly ($30), half-day ($200) or full-day ($350) rates, groups can enjoy a variety of amenities and perks.
The facilities: Practically everything you’d have in your dream living room-slash-study if space permitted. If you’re visiting for fun, there’s a TV and Xbox as well as shelves filled with books and board games. Hard workers will happily take advantage of the big tables along with whiteboard walls, free Wi-Fi and wireless printing and scanning. Snacks and drinks such as guacamole and rose milk are redeemable with coupons. The entire venue can be booked for private events, too.
The décor: FTB is homey yet modern, with wooden furniture and white walls complemented by splashes of color and quirky decorative touches such as superhero posters, cute cushions and metallic hanging lamps. Its potential as both a productive workspace and fun hangout is obvious: one side of the space is taken up by a comfy couch and TV, while the other side is home to long tables that serve as desks.
By Leanne Mirandilla