In-the-Know Freelancers Work from Oficio

Have a Seat, Stay Awhile

oficio boutique work space!

Freelance fantasy: Morning under-cover luxuriating, lunchtime spin classes, fruitful work afternoons at indie coffee shop.

Freelance reality: Construction wake-up calls, midday cat-puke-on-laptop crises, pissy afternoons space-jostling at Starbucks.

Pack up your MacBook and head to Oficio, a new boutique work space opening tomorrow that melds the quietude of home (high ceilings, sunlight) with the accoutrements of a dot-com work cave (Wi-Fi, fax/printers/scanners, fully equipped conference rooms).

Childhood buds Nima Yadollahpour and Charlie Weisman turned a third-floor Back Bay hair salon into a sanctum where proletarians choose among private desks, sleek community work stations, comfy leather loungers (with floor outlets), or window counter seating with lower-Newbury views. A kitchenette provides espresso drinks and Flour pastries for that much-needed 3 p.m. boost.

Starting next month, consultants will offer marketing, design, accounting, and legal advice. Members can also look forward to nocturnal networking and artist receptions.

Sounds pretty dreamy.

Oficio, 30 Newbury Street, Back Bay (857-239-9843 or myoficio.com). Membership starts at $99 a month; day passes available for $29.

Photo: Courtesy of Oficio

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30 Newbury St
3rd flr
Boston, MA 02116