This 1963 warehouse on the corner of Delano and Dallas in East Downtown was converted into an ultramod residence in 2003. But its new owners, who purchased it about a month and a half ago, are turning it back to commercial use as a co-working space and high-tech accelerator intended for small startup companies developing applications for mobile phones. The 5,000-sq.-ft. building now features a single 800-sq.-ft. dedicated office space and a 3,000-sq.-ft. co-working area which entrepreneurs can use for a $199-a-month per person fee (all-hours access, wi-fi, printer, and coffee included) — or reserve a specific desk in for $299. Here’s how it looks:
There’s also the all-important actual 2-car garage, useful for establishing startup street cred:
The garage is air conditioned. It and an adjoining space can be used for meetings. Garage-style doors also open into the building’s open-air atrium:
Founders Gaurav Khandelwal and Apurva Sanghavi are inaugurating the mobile-startup incubator, which they’re calling Start, with a mobile hackathon this weekend. It kicks off with an “appy” hour tonight.
- Meet START: Houstonâ€™s Ultimate Co-Working Space [ChaiOne]
- Mobile App Hackathon at Start [EventBrite]
- 1121 Delano St. [HAR]
Photos: Candace Garcia