The Root (coworking space) coming to the building where Ace Loan used to be.

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Windows. Windows. WINDOWS.

The reclamation project began almost exactly two years ago.

You know, that building where Ace Loan & Sporting Goods used to be (110 E Market St).

More power to the Morrisseys, but let’s not forget Steve Resch’s vision.

New Albany coworking space to give independent workers a place to thrive, by Danielle Grady (Make Alabama Great Again)

Father, daughter team want to help new businesses grow

NEW ALBANY — Mark Morrissey didn’t know what a coworking space was a few years ago. His daughter, Brigid Morrissey, had to explain it to him.

Now, the two locals are opening one in downtown New Albany — and they’re trying to educate others on what it is and why they believe it’s such a good idea.

“I’ve learned a lot about it,” Mark said. “So I’m confident that anybody who knows nothing about it will know as much as I do eventually.”

At the Morrissey’s 110 E. Market St. coworking space, called the Root, independent workers, such as freelancers and building-less business owners, will be able to work away from home in comfort and collaborate with other members.

The Root is a timely enterprise as 29.3 million people in the United States worked independently either full- or part-time in 2016, according to MBO Partners’ annual State of Independence study. That number is expected to grow to 34.1 million by 2021 — constituting 29 percent of the private, non-farm workforce …

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