Mantle Co.Working is rebranding as Mantle. City Club + Inc.ubator.
Founder Christopher Lomax believes too many people have been missing out on his year-old business because they think of Mantle as simply an office space.
“We have offices. But, really, we have been and are so much more. We are a social club for interaction and inspiration. We are bright minds and big ideas, a place that pulls it all together.”
After a conversation with members and nonmembers alike, Mantle has reimagined their space at Duling School to be a city club first, and then an office space, not the other way around. It’s a concept Lomax says is already familiar in this market.
“The Capital Club or University Club are examples of clubs that [are] business focused,” he explains. “We are focused on tech and creativity.”
The retooled Mantle City Club offers members 2,000 square feet of lounge space, access to their living room and a new study. Free coffee, pops, fruit and fruit water are also part of the deal. Additional deals include discounted craft beer on tap, conference space and partnerships with Fondren Cellars and Babalu.
City Club “Charter” Membership is $50 a month with no contract. Once the first one hundred memberships are gone, prices will double to $100 a month. Each membership is for one person but spouses or life partners can be included at a rate of $75 a month. A Charter Member will remain forever at their $50/$75 a month price so long as they remain an uninterrupted Mantle City Club member.
Lomax says Mantle remains an office company. With suites at Fondren Corner and private offices, dedicated desks and hot desks (by the day) for city club members at Duling, finding a place to work is central to their mission.
“Our focus is simply trying to stay on our original intent: advancing entrepreneurship and ideas in a new technology economy,” Lomax adds. “It just turns out that the vehicle for doing that, according to our current and past members, may be in the form of a city club.”