Octane Coffee and Switchyards, a Downtown private club for design-minded entrepreneurs, are teaming up to open a members-only coffeeshop. Western & Atlantic will open in this fall, jointly run by Octane's Tony Riffel and Switchyards. In addition to the coffee, look for bagels and pastries, as well as beer and wine for events.
Switchyards comes from Scoutmob co-founder Michael Tavani, and his startup incubator is moving into the building at 151 Spring Street, across from The Tabernacle. The club and coffeeshop have three membership tiers: full-time private workspace for $350 per month, part-time 24/7 access to the first floor (W&A, which is adjacent to an open-floorplan event space) for $200 per month, and a social membership level, which includes a subscription to a cultural monthly event series and evening access to W&A.
Plexus R&D is in charge of the design and renovation of the 19,000-square-foot building, which dates to the 1920s.