The east side of Detroit is often portrayed by the media as empty, but like much of the city, if you take a closer look there are things happening.

One of those things is a new co-working and pop-up space connecting entrepreneurs to serve the growing Eastside business community, not only in the city but those from the neighboring suburbs.

Bamboo East, an extension of Bamboo Detroit, is expanding to their first neighborhood co-working and pop-up space inside of MASH Detroit.

Entrepreneurship is on the rise and co-working spaces offer the comfort of an office but without the brick and mortar fee. Bamboo East will offer just that including a conference room, wi-fi, and most importantly – coffee.

In addition, Bamboo East, as some other co-working spaces, will help entrepreneurs connect with others through workshops and networking events.

“Co-working is a gateway to help bridge the resource divide in our communities,” said Director Nicole Mangis, founder of Brut Detroit, a pop-up wine bar. “We see Bamboo East growing into a resource hub for our neighborhood entrepreneurs, freelancers, nonprofits, and remote workers. It takes a village, and Bamboo East can be a place for the village to come together to support one another.”

Bamboo Detroit’s main location is in downtown Detroit near Ford Field.

Throughout the next three months, Bamboo East will offer free open co-work days, pop-up, workshops and lunches focused on business development, and also an inspiring series spotlighting local change-makers in neighborhoods of the city.

Bamboo East is located at 14711 Mack Ave. inside MASH Detroit, a mixed-use venue that features shared retail, meeting and event space.

People can begin working from Bamboo East beginning on August 15 and it’ll be open Monday through Friday.  For more information on the pop-up space and upcoming events, please visit

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