Washington Prime partners with COhatch on shared event space
Washington Prime Group announced that the company has partnered with COhatch to deliver shared work, event and lifestyle space to Polaris Fashion Place, Central Ohio's premier retail destination. This reflects Washington Prime Group's objectives to diversify tenancy, activate common areas and satisfy its demographic constituencies' demand for differentiated services, while reinventing its retail venues as community-focused, mixed use spaces. COhatch will co-create and co-develop space at Polaris Fashion Place, starting with the takeover and restoration of "The Pub", located at the outdoor, lifestyle area of the center. By day, COhatch "The Pub" will serve as a coworking and event space, and by night, "The Pub" will serve as a craft beer bar and entertainment venue featuring local microbrewers. As part of its agreement with Washington Prime Group, COhatch will subsequently expand and integrate its concept further within Polaris Fashion Place with a variety of shared-space services, including coworking and The Madery Makers and Market. The Madery Makers and Market at Polaris Fashion Place will offer social enterprises - local businesses with a non-profit mission - a bricks-and-mortar presence in an experiential retail setting. Guests will be able to see goods produced and buy artisan gifts such as candles, handbags, jewelry and accessories, while supporting people and communities in need.