Nowadays, the importance of a workspace integrated into a coffee shop's DNA makeup is almost crucial to its success. Given the recent upswing in office-flight (working from home is more popular than ever before), the world is in more need of communal spaces — faux offices, or pop-up workplaces. Rally, a new coffee shop on 7th and Bainbridge Streets, combines the cafe experience with a workspace, meeting zone, event space, and in some measure, creative agency. Here's how it works:
Baseline, it's a traditional neighborhood cafe serving Lancaster, PA-roasted Passenger Coffee drinks, pastries, and Dottie's Donuts. Go in for a coffee to-go, or hang out and read a book — whatever you're into when it comes to your coffee-grind. If you need to work, they've got all the necessary outlets. If you're planning a meeting, reserve a table. Planning a special event? Reserve the entire space.
But Rally also bills itself as a "creative agency" — basically giving you the keys to co-founder Meredith Waldman's (a longtime marketing pro with a stacked resume: Heineken USA, Art in the Age and Spruce Street Real Estate) network of professionals to help build a team of creatives, custom-tailored to whatever project, professional or personal, you have on the docket.
Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekdays, and weekends, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.