A New Co-Working Space Has Opened in Old Town, and It’s Got Yoga and A Juice Bar

Finally, a co-working space for those who are all about that freelance AND fit life.

Have you ever been sitting at a desk in a co-working space in desperate need of an afternoon break, thinking Gee, I could really go for some yoga and an açaí bowl right now, but that would involve packing up all my stuff and schlepping it to the outside world and back, so why bother? Say hello to Founders Hall, a 15,000-square-foot space that once housed a wedding dress store and has been redeveloped into the stuff of a freelancer-slash-fitness junkie’s dreams.

Founders Hall is the latest Old Town development from Scott Shaw, a partner with Alexandria Restaurant Partners and chair of the board of directors at Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. Walking into the the two-level, multi-use space—named after nearby Founders Park—you’re greeted by the humming of juicers and chatter from diners enjoying kale smoothies and avocado toast from South Block Juice Co. The local chain’s eighth and largest location offers its standard lineup of juices, açaí bowls, and toasts. Plus, there’s an espresso bar from Georgetown’s Grace Street Coffee, and the abundance of tables scattered about gives it a café vibe that works for meetings, impromptu networking, or a quick stop for a refreshment after a ride on the nearby Mount Vernon Trail. >