Gardiner’s Co-Lab 149 Water Street

CoLab: a coworking and conference space

149 Water Street, Gardiner, ME, 04345 – (207) 582-3100 – [email protected]

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Co-working. You’ve no doubt heard that term many times over as trends across the nation, and in the Pine Tree State, show no sign of slowing with this modern trend in work and technology.

Gardiner CoLab offers a range of membership and space options, use of a business address, high-speed internet connection, access to  conference rooms, 24/7 hour any time access, and more. 

The mission of Downtown Gardiner’s coworking space is a shared resource for small businesses or individuals seeking to work in a collaborative and professional space. CoLab offers amenities included in a typical office with a twist…we’re community minded. 

Unlike other for-profit coworking spaces, our CoLab is a program of Gardiner Main Street, an accredited Main Street organization and the city’s community and economic development driver. 

That means when you connect with us, you make an impact right here back into the community. Your membership supports our organization and furthers our work for the community. 

The CoLab space in Historic Downtown Gardiner offers the advantage of having all the resources individuals need in an office without the expense of maintaining it. In addition, membership perks include hosting events for up to 60 people with tables and chairs already included.

Who are some of our members?

Artist-in-residence Robert Saundersart graces the brick clad interior of the space, which includes both a formal conference room and a less formal meeting space, complete with comfy chairs. Both Robert and his partner Kala,with Wild Gardiner & Beautiful Dreamers, are active in the community involved with several organizations including the Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club.

Nancy Smith & Tyler Kidder with GrowSmart Maine works to engage Maine communities to develop and share new ideas for more livable communities. 

Regular desk space members Liz Grady and Dani M. Scherer have very different careers, but they successfully share benefits of using the CoLab. Grady, a freelance rights clearance expert, moved to Gardiner after a long career with National Geographic. She now works for a variety of clients ranging from film production companies to the local PR firm Shoestring. The CoLab provides Grady with a space that offers a more professional atmosphere than her home office to work on her diverse offerings from in-depth research to PR outreach. 

Scherer, an adult educator and curriculum developer, with specialties in English as a second language, literacy instruction and agriculture-based refugee resettlement initiatives, enjoys the energy of professionals coming together in the space, completing great work. She is motivated by the concentration and focus of those around her. When asked what she likes most about the coworking space Scherer responded, “I enjoy the camaraderie, the exchange of ideas, the people, and the atmosphere.” 

Jeremy Whitehouse of Whitehouse Management & Construction Group ,one of our newest members, is working to restore Downtown Gardiner to its historic grandeur, one brick at a time. 

There are varying membership levels for drop-in, shared desk spaces. Looking for something more? Give us a call, tell us your needs: (207) 582-3100.

*Conference rooms are available to non-members for up to four hours for $25.