Women-focused coworking space The Wing closes permanently in San Francisco

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Sep. 1, 2022Updated: Sep. 1, 2022 2:11 p.m.

The Wing's Washington, D.C., location is pictured in a 2018 file photo.

The Wing's Washington, D.C., location is pictured in a 2018 file photo.

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As the Bay Area’s return-to-office remains sluggish, demand for coworking space has also unsurprisingly waned. Women-focused coworking space The Wing has permanently shut its doors in San Francisco, citing “pandemic-related closures and ‘increasing global economic challenges’ as contributing factors,” according to an email obtained by Bloomberg.

The company occupied two floors at 115 Sansome St., which included private phone booths and conference rooms for its members, as well as an in-house cafe.

All six other locations across the country have also shuttered. 

“We have been unable to recover and grow the level of active membership and event activity necessary to run a financially sustainable operation,” the message to members Bloomberg obtained read. “As a consequence, we are very sorry to say that all of The Wing locations will be closing permanently, and members will no longer have access with immediate effect.”

The Wing did not respond to SFGATE’s request for comment.

Current members are being directed to IWG, another coworking company, to find new office space.

Early in the pandemic, another popular club aimed at women, The Assembly, located in the Mission, also closed its doors. But the void may not be felt for long — Chief, a private club for executive women, will open in downtown San Francisco at 735 Montgomery St. later this year. 

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