The Wing to Open First LA Outpost in West Hollywood
The Wing, a women-focused coworking and social club that counts Jennifer Lawrence, Glenn Close and Chelsea Manning among its members, is coming to Los Angeles, as first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
The club is planning to open in West Hollywood, with official renderings showcasing a sunny, pastel-colored space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a de rigueur 1,800-square foot outdoor terrace. The space, “inspired by retro Italian design and Palm Springs vibes” according to press materials, will also include beauty and lactation rooms, podcast recording studio in addition to a café, showers, phone booths and conference rooms. Given the proximity to Hollywood, the Wing has also partnered with Hulu, 20th Century Fox and Amazon Video to host screenings and marketing events.
A spokesperson for The Wing would not disclose the location details, but a city planning staffer told Curbed LA that The Wing has filed plans, which are still awaiting approval, to take up the third floor—or 11,000 square-feet according to the coworking company release— of the commercial building at 8550 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
This will not be the only LA location said a source familiar with the company’s expansion plans, disclosing they will be looking to expand with additional locations in the City of Angels.
The Wing, cofounded by Lauren Kassan and Audrey Gelman in New York in 2016 and modeled after the women’s club movement of the 19th and early 20th century, currently has 6,000 members in four locations—three in New York and one in Washington, D.C. which opened in April at 1066 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest. In addition to the L.A. location, the club will open an 8,000 square-foot space in San Francisco at 115 Sansome Street next month.
Membership fees at The Wing, open to those who identify as women or nonbinary, start at $2,350 a year for a single location. The club joins other women-focused coworking social clubs in Los Angeles, including The Jane Club, which opened in Hancock Park in April, and Paper Dolls in Brentwood.
However, it hasn’t been all roses and sunshine for the Wing, which in addition to its high-profile members, has raised more than $42 million in venture capital funding to date. The company remains the subject of an ongoing investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for alleged gender-based discrimination as Jezebel first reported in March.