Cornerstone Studios Coworking space
We’re so excited to have Cornerstone Studios in the Proximity network! Located in Minneapolis, MN, Cornerstone is a hub for creative professionals in the wedding and event industry. Here’s what space owner Jody has to say about her space.
When did you open your coworking space and what enticed you to do so? 
We just opened August 1st, 2018. I opened Cornerstone Studios due to a [lack] of affordable commercial real estate properties that would work well for the wedding and event industry. Also due to a healthy dose of crazy.
Tell us about your space. How big is it? What kinds of amenities do you have? What sort of quirks make it special?
Cornerstone Studios is 4,000 sq ft. We offer spaces for creative professionals in the wedding and event industries: think hair and makeup room, photography bay, plenty of meeting spaces, a bar area (for our mixologist members to entertain their clients), and space for our florists to store and assemble flowers.
What is your favorite thing about operating a coworking space? 
My absolute favorite thing about operating a coworking space is the members that fill it. Everyone in this industry has a story, and it’s been amazing seeing other creatives work their passion.
What has been the most surprising/unexpected thing about operating a coworking space? 
The most surprising thing about operating a space definitely has been how long construction takes. I’ve learned to add many weeks on to any timeline they give me. That, and how much furniture costs. Ha!
What’s your favorite story about one of your members?
One of my favorite memories so far was hearing from a member that one of their clients came into the new studio and congratulated them for making it big. I love hearing how the studio has already made an impact on the impressions that my member’s clients have of their businesses.
What is your biggest piece of advice for someone wanting to open a space? 
The biggest piece of advice I have to give someone wanting to open a space is to make sure that they have a core group of people in their corner. It doesn’t have to be many people, but you’ll need the advice and shoulders a ton during the journey to open a space. That, and make friends in the community that your space will be in. I can’t tell you enough how much other business owners in the area have supported me!

Sitting Area with Live edge table and leather chair at Cornerstone Studios

Workspace in Cornerstone studios

Sitting Area in Cornerstone Studios with two couches and shelves


Room with couch and window at Cornerstone Studios