Exchange Opens despite COVID Complications
At the beginning of 2020, the Gig East Exchange renovation was underway and set to open its doors to the first cohort of the Wilson RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) by spring. Like most things in 2020, this vision had to change and adapt due to COVID-19. To date, the Exchange houses Larema Coffee House as well as two startups in private office suites, Shyft Auto and North State Consulting, and a few virtual memberships. Under the Exchange’s COVID-19 safety procedures, only private suites are being leased for now. All coworking space and dedicated desks are on hold until we emerge from the pandemic. The Exchange team is anxiously awaiting a time when the space can fulfil its vision as the epicenter for entrepreneurship in Wilson.
The Exchange is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm for patrons of Larema Coffee. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee, and check the space out. You can even request a tour of the building. We can’t wait to see what happens in this space during 2021!