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The Collaborative Energy of Ponyride, a New Kind of Workspace in Detroit

Patrick McDonnell

The latest evidence that Detroit is a frontier of opportunity comes in the form of the $100,000 purchase of a two-story, 30,000-square-foot warehouse located within a four-minute bike ride of the city’s hippest BBQ joint. The buyers — a small team that includes Phillip Cooley, co-owner of the stylish Slows Bar BQ in Corktown — have converted the warehouse, which Cooley and co. had bought out of foreclosure, into a coworking space called Ponyride.

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