WeWork has been very cagey about when it will open the doors of its co-living residential concept in Crystal City. A planned November opening date was pushed back to 2016, and requests from this publication to representatives at the shared-office company for an updated date were met with “No comment” responses. WeWork employees in DC have been similarly tight-lipped.
Now, a coffee mug snafu might be a clue that the Crystal City location is opening soon.
New mugs showed up at the Wonder Bread WeWork office recently with the motto “Live Better Together,” a clear nod to the WeLive concept in which residents live in very small units and share living and kitchen space. Wonder Bread staff say that the mugs were mistakenly sent to the office instead of mugs with the usual motto “Do What You Love.” Naturally, staff declined to comment on the meaning behind the new message and when the new concept would open.
Earlier this year, WeWork and Vornado/Charles E. Smith received approval to convert Crystal Plaza 6, a vacant office building in Crystal City into two floors of co-working office space with 216 micro apartments on the upper floors. Most of the residential units will be studios, ranging in size from 300 to 315 square feet. There will be several “neighborhoods” scattered throughout the building, which will consist of expansive common areas, commercial-grade kitchens, and dining areas.
Update: Shortly after this article was published, WeWork staff in DC went office to office collecting all the mugs at each WeWork site.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_hint_that_weworks_residential_plans_are_coming_soon/10664
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