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Coworking at the Confluence

Hack & Grind Aims to Help Professionals Thrive Through the Pandemic and Beyond

No office? No problem. Basalt’s new Hack & Grind coworking space has you covered.

With more entrepreneurs, micro business owners, gig workers, and remote employees fueling our local economy than ever before, the timing couldn’t be better. The economic hub is managed as a program of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, and is poised to fill a critical need for many area professionals.

“Hack & Grind provides an avenue for us to achieve greater economic vitality for the midvalley area,” says Chamber executive director Kris Mattera, who has envisioned bringing a coworking space to Basalt since moving to the Roaring Fork Valley from Boston nearly four years ago. “We see this as a place that’s conducive for gatherings, to create that ‘living room’ environment for the local business community. Our hope is to be able to foster creative collisions between individuals working in a variety of sectors. And especially with Covid, we’re already seeing an extraordinary amount of collaboration; this is just a place to bring it all together.”

Whether you are starting a new business venture from scratch and need affordable resources, or you’ve been working remotely and just want to escape the house for a few hours each week, Hack & Grind is uniquely designed to meet a spectrum of needs. The Chamber plans to scale up operations over time, adjusting course as locals’ business needs come further into focus.

“There are so many advantages with this type of work environment. 2020 has become the year that we’re really seeing just how much the workforce is changing,” Mattera says. “It’s just a matter of momentum now.”


  • $17 Drop-ins Hack & Grind’s low daily drop-in rate (with the purchase of a 10-day punch pass) has been made intentionally economical. Wifi and access to office resources are included. “This space is intended to serve locals and visitors alike, so our vision was to create a place that offers a lot of flexibility for an affordable price,” Mattera says. 
  • 1 Event Rental Space Host your next gathering of up to 25 guests (when Covid-19 health guidelines permit), or make use of the eight-seat conference room for smaller meetings. Other member amenities include a communal kitchen, business delivery address, a printer/scanner, and more.

  • 300+ Spaces In-Network Heading out of town? One major perk of a membership is the access it provides to hundreds of other coworking venues across the country. As part of The Proximity Network, Hack & Grind allows members to drop in to spaces as far-flung as San Diego, New York, Miami, Salt Lake, and Seattle. There are also dozens of network locations throughout Colorado.

  • 8 Membership Options “We’ve designed these to be sort of like ‘choose your own adventure’ with different price points and levels of commitment along the way,” Mattera notes. From one-time visits to the monthly student flex pass to a private office with 24/7 access, there’s an option for everyone.

  • 208 Midland Avenue Hack & Grind is located in the heart of old town Basalt, steps from restaurants, retail shops, and numerous other businesses. Walk or bike to work and then stroll downtown for a bite to eat with the creative minds you’ve met at the office.