Coworking space opens in Fairplay

Teri and Kevin Moore are excited to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of their new Fairplay Depot Coworking Space June 14. From left are Fairplay Mayor Frank Just, Avery Moore, Teri Moore, Kevin Moore, Ethan Moore, Town of Fairplay Trustee Scott Dodge, South Park Chamber Treasurer Phil Brogan and South Park Chamber President Dennis Kist. Also in attendance but not pictured was County Commissioner Ray Douglas. (Photo courtesy Town of Fairplay)

Those in search of office space need look no further than the Fairplay Depot Building Co-working Space.

The Depot Building was recently purchased by Kevin and Teri Moore, who were quick to recognize the rich stellar location of the office complex.

The couple bought the Depot Building in November of 2018, and have worked diligently to ensure that all the modern amenities required to run a business are up and running at the location. They held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting June 14, and are now open for business at 601 Main Street.

Kevin and Teri understand well the unique history of the building, and hope to retain that flavor moving forward.

“We are a community of independently working people sharing the same space, and we offer about 500 square feet of space housed in a building designed after an 1880s train station,” Kevin said.

“We have some antique furnishings that make the space feel quaint and cozy. We have two bathrooms, a fridge, microwave and a conference room, and even a 1950s telephone booth for privacy. Space can be purchased on a monthly, weekly or daily basis.”

The Depot Building was actually never a train depot (the original Fairplay Train Depot burned down long ago), but the building has a fascinating history.

The Fairplay Depot Building was built around 1980 from 1880 plans as the sales office for Western Union Recreational Vehicle Park, which is now the Campground of the Rockies. The building was purchased and moved to its present location in the town center of Fairplay around 1990.

The full-sized train cars that sat in front of the building before its relocation now sit on the South Park City Museum grounds. The building has been home to various realtors until its purchase by its present owners in 2018.

According to the new owners, however, the space is first and foremost a place for working people.

“We provide very fast fiber internet, as well as coffee and office supplies for business people, start-ups, entrepreneurs, realtors, home-based businesses, college students, or anyone else who wishes to come and work independently in a space away from home,” Kevin said.

Kevin, a guitar enthusiast, also plans to open a guitar shop in the complex very soon.

“There is a back yard at the Depot that we plan to make into an outdoor acoustic music venue, coming sometime during the summer of 2020,” Kevin said. “Teri and I wanted to create businesses in the Fairplay Depot building that would be unique, and would add an even greater sense of community and service within the town of Fairplay.”

For more information about the Fairplay Depot Building Co-working Space, call 720-833-8506, or go online to www.fairplaydepot.us.

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