The Office Downtown celebrates new community office renting project

Published 12:50 am Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Office Downtown, located at 701 W. Division Avenue, celebrating the city’s latest economic investment.

The Office Downtown, owned by Paul and Kim Dickerson, features a multifunctional conference room, fully furnished private offices and a day use facility with lounge chairs and cubicles.

The work spaces are available for small local businesses to launch at a low monthly fee.

Paul Dickerson, president of Orange Stationer, shows the idea for the new offices that will be available to rent. (Sierra Kondos/Special to The Leader)

In March, the Orange City Council approved an EDC infrastructure grant agreement with Orange Stationer for the expenditure of funds for eligible infrastructure improvements in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for the purpose of economic development.

Paul Dickerson, president of Orange Stationer, said they began the application process in September of 2021 through the city’s economic development committee.

Previously Dickerson told Orange Newsmedia one third of The Office Downtown would be 2,000-square-feet of office spaces available to small businesses.

“The spaces will comprise of three small ten-by-twelve feet offices that will be available to rent at $400 each month, and we cover all the other expenses,” he said at the time. “And there will also be a conference room that can be rented out for the day, as well as a day-use area with open seating.”

Dickerson’s idea is the location serves as an ideal location for new small businesses trying to launch.

When those businesses grow and need more space, they will relocate and leave the office space to the next small business.

The building will also provide services such as high speed wifi and a break room.

For more information, call 409-886-3636.