The Root is celebrating its grand opening.

Photo credit: The Root. 

Brigid gave me a tour a few weeks back, and the interior is amazing. It’s another first-rate job by Resch Construction. The Green Mouse was told earlier today that work is beginning anew on the Schmitt Furniture facade improvement following a period of dormancy, and I believe Todd Coleman is moving forward with windows, pain and awnings on the corner of Market and State.

I’m looking forward to a whole year of Pints&union and The Root, as I believe we can only help each other. Best wishes to the Morrisseys, who are wonderful people.

New Louisville-area coworking space to open this week, by Marty Finley (Louisville Business First)

The Root, an 8,000-square-foot center that converted a former grocery store in a historic building into a technology hub, has set its grand opening for 9 a.m. Friday at 110 East Main St. in downtown New Albany.

The Root is a venture of father-and-daughter duo Mark and Brigid Morrissey. Its resources include conference rooms, wireless Internet service, coffee and snacks, printer/fax/copy machines, business mailboxes and other accommodations found in an office environment.

The Root has 14 office spaces and three conference rooms in an open-floor concept. It has 23 members but expects that to quickly grow with the space available, according to a news release. The plan is to create a collaborative workspace for the area’s “doers, thinkers and creatives.”

“Our goal is to provide a multitude of work environments where our passionate members can be most efficient,” Brigid Morrissey said in the release. “We believe that the work you do with the community inside these walls can have a major impact on the community beyond the walls” …