Collider spins off second co-working location

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Rochester’s downtown co-working business incubator is firing up a second location.

Collider Coworking, now known as Collider Prime, opened in 2016 at 14 Fourth St. SW. Owned by Traciand Hunter Downs, it occupies a large open space on the second floor of the historic brick Conley-Maassbuilding.

Manager Jamie Sundsbaksays Collider Prime has about 70 members, with about 24 of them actively working in the space each week.

While there are still spaces available, the Fourth Street incubator has a limitation. It does not have private office spaces available.

"Some people are looking for some privacy to work on projects," said Sundsbak.


With help from the team at the Destination Medical Centeroffice, the Downses solved that problem by leasing the first floor of a Mayo Clinicbuilding at 410 Third St. SW. Collider 424is comparable in size to the first space at 2,000-square-foot, though it is mostly divided into private offices.

Three tenants — Headland Law & Strategyof Minneapolis, Donny Rowles’ Hey! Original Storytellingvideo production studio and Mayo Clinic’s Office of Entrepreneurship— moved in and started working there in mid-December.

Sundsbak says the hope is to fill the rest of the floor in the next few months and then possibly look to the second floor.

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