The Wing, a “women’s-focused coworking and networking space” that began in New York, is expanding to Los Angeles.
The club is planning to touch down in West Hollywood, and images released today show its first LA outpost will be sunny, with a largely pastel palette and walls of windows.
Representatives would not disclose the location, but a city planning staffer says The Wing has filed plans, currently awaiting approval, take up the third floor of the commercial building at 8550 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The company is part of a wave of shared workspaces striving to resemble the posh social clubs of yore—spaces where people are coming not just to work and network, but also to feel like part of a community.
Membership at The Wing is open to those who identify as women or nonbinary, and fees start at $2,350 a year. That’s comparable to the fees at WeWork or membership to social club Soho House, both of which already have locations in West Hollywood.
The 11,000-square-foot space will supply the requisite conference space, phone booths, showers, and in-house cafe needed to get down to business. The design architect for the project is Alda Ly, with interior design by Chiara de Rege.
Allison Turner, vice president of development, says the space was chosen for its outdoor terrace and open floor plan. It was also something of a blank slate, offering The Wing the chance “to make the space our own.”
As images show, the striped awnings and palm trees give the terrace a Hollywood Regency look.
The Wing has multiple locations in New York City as well as outposts in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
Opening a West Hollywood outpost was “a direct response to the requests we received from members who were eager to have The Wing in their city,” says Turner.
The West Hollywood club is prepping for a January opening.
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