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Framework featured in The Berkshire Eagle

Sharing the office: Frameworks brings national trend of co-working space to Pittsfield

By Tony Dobrowolski

PITTSFIELD — Co-working, a trend that officially began in San Francisco and reached North Adams in 2015, has arrived in the Berkshire’s largest municipality.

Two Berkshire entrepreneurs are in the process of opening “Frameworks,” a co-working space on North Street’s 400 block that is located in two vacant store fronts that were previously occupied by a couple of arts-related small businesses. The space officially opens for business on Monday.

Tim Burke and Scott Moraes, who are involved with Pittsfield-based Mill Town Capital, an impact investment fund, have created a venue in this 5,000-square-foot area that provides work space and office amenities that can be accessed by up to 60 individuals at the same time.

“It’s shared office space, basically,” Burke said. “It’s a combination of open desk work space and private offices with all the amenities of a standard work environment. So the idea is a shared economy, with a number of users or members sharing the costs, utilities and amenities.”


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Framework featured in Berkshire Trade & Commerce

Partners opening co-working space on upper North Street

Downtown site provides workplace alternative for range of potential users

By John Townes

Two prominent adjacent storefronts in downtown Pittsfield are being converted into a new generation of workplace, known as a “co-working” space, for entrepreneurs, small business owners and other professionals.

Framework LLC has acquired a long-term lease on the storefronts at 435 to 439 North St. The new firm is currently doing extensive construction work on the 5,000-square foot interior to create a mix of private offices and open shared workspaces.