A team of former WeWork executives launched their new hybrid work experience Daybase in Hoboken this week.
At 5,000 square feet the street-level retail space offers a range of spaces – bookable and unassigned – for individuals and groups.
According to its founders, Daybase aims to create a purpose-built third space – between home and the office – for remote workers, or post-pandemic ones.
“We created Daybase for the times when your office is too far, but home is too close,” said Chief Executive Officer Joel Steinhaus. “Employees are rejecting a return to the five-day commute. However, they need a place that offers the functionality of the office, with the convenience of being down the street and available when they need it.”
Bookable space at Daybase can be reserved by the hour through the company’s mobile app, whether or not you are a member.
“In Hoboken, we are excited to serve residents and local businesses,” Steinhaus continued. “The opening of our first location represents step one in our long-term plan to build a national network of close-to-home workspots.”
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla; state Assembly Members Annette Chaparro and Raj Mukherji, both D-33rd District; Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano; Hoboken City Council Members Tiffanie Fisher, Emily Jabbour and Jennifer Giattino; and Hoboken Business Alliance Board President James Runkle joined Daybase and its founders for a ribbon cutting and tour of the new space at 1450 Washington St. on Jan. 26.
Members also have access to Daylounge, which offers open, unassigned seating for “quick tasks and casual conversations.” Bookable space is available for activities that have found a niche during the pandemic: quiet space for study work and focusing, private areas for video conferencing and larger work areas for group projects.
“Due to the uncertain times caused by the pandemic, some enterprising people have decided to think outside the box,” Romano said. “Daybase is an example of this forward and progressive thinking to ensure that people feel secure in their work space. Since it is very flexible, this adds to the allure of Daybase. People need options and Daybase offers just that in a professional setting.”
After Hoboken, Daybase is set to launch locations in Westfield and Harrison, N.Y. The company says it will operate in a franchising framework to develop locations nationwide for the hybrid and remote workforce.