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

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 …