SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new office concept for professionals in Saratoga County is in the works courtesy of Roohan Realty. Individual commercial workplace spaces are headed for The Mill office space.
Fifteen 49-squarefoot cubicles located on the second floor of The Mill will be available soon for working professionals that wish to have their own space for work and business. The cubicles will have a built in desk and chair. These individual workplace spaces will also be available to their tenants 24 hours a day.
“It’s one of those things that we’ve had a lot of people inquiring about, that don’t need a big office of their own but they need a space to work out of... maybe to kind of get away from the kids or what not; or just a space where they can have some quiet, hook up to the Internet... that’s not going to break the bank for them,” said Amy Sutton, a commercial real estate agent for Roohan Realty.
Other amenities available to the tenants that are within The Mill include staff and reception desk, a waiting room, a full kitchen and eating area, two conference rooms and two private parking lots. For $150 a month the cubicles include Internet and utilities. However, there is minimum of a one-year lease.
“This will be a space that they will have 24-hour access to and be something that they can just hook up to when they’re not on the road. If they have business in which they travel but they need a location where they can plop down and work a bit or they can perhaps meet with a client... they’ll have a conference room or a selection of conference rooms to do that,” Sutton said.
The Mill has other professional office spaces as well. These offices include psychologists, lawyers and financial services. The Mill, located at 125 High Rock Ave. is also within walking distance from downtown Saratoga Springs.
“We’ve already leased three cubicles without even putting them out there and we’re hoping it will be a concept that we might even expand upon but this is kind of our trial and we’re going to test it out and see how it goes,” Sutton said.
According to Sutton the cubicles are set to hit the marketplace in the next week or so.
According to a blog series about history and architecture in Saratoga Springs conducted by Roohan Realty, The Mill is a historic property in the area. In 1906 the property was the Clark Textile Plant, it was then sold to the Van Raalte family in 1919. Van Raalte made silk gloves, mesh stockings, and rayon underwear for stores like Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Employees of Van Raalte then purchased the facility and ran it as the Saratoga Knitting Mill that operated until 1986. Soon after, Tom Roohan of Roohan Realty and Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio construction renovated the facility to create what stands today.