The Candy Factory is a coworking space located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA.  We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared work spaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers and non-profits. The open space concept we provide offers up many advantages, from networking and collaboration opportunities to easy access to shared resources.

Our mission is to foster community and help spur the growth of small businesses in and around Lancaster City by offering the resources and support needed to encourage that growth. Drawing members from within the city but also from around the county and beyond, our community  is a diverse pool of professionals from all backgrounds.

We think outside of the traditional office space, We Share, We Gather, We Imagine, We Create, We Thrive! We COWORK!

Join Our Community! 

Our memberships allow you to grow your business without the larger overhead of a traditional office and gives you access to a professional network, that is, our wonderful community. We also offer you resources and provide key elements you need to get work done, allowing you to focus on your business and its growth. We provide space for workshops and classes as well as opportunities to network with the coworking community.

We cover all utilities including business grade Wifi and our memberships include the use of our address as your professional business address. All members are added to our member directory online and Members have access to events and networking opportunities and also receive discounts to classes and programs.

See our membership pricing below.

Our spaces:

Phase 1 of Warehouse D is our coworking / venue space and consists of 6000 square feet in the Historic Lancaster Storage Co. Warehouse.This new innovative space has all you need to get work done. Its ideal location on the 300 Block of North Queen St allows for easy access to local shops and restaurants.

Our Newly renovated, modern facility consists of:

Access to a wonderful professional community,
3 conference rooms with large screen TVs for presentations & whiteboards
lounge areas / flex work spaces,
Community Facilitator / Receptionist,
kitchen / Coffee Bar,
Parking for your guests in our parking lot,
Two floors reserved for coworking,
A 2000 square foot flex space/venue with loft/library, AV System,
Warehouse D location is also ADA accessible and compliant.
Security System
Additional Storage if needed

Membership Include all utilities and…
Business Grade Wifi as well as Hard Lines both in our flex spaces and at our desks
A Mailing Address
The Coworking Visa Program (See below for details)
Access to all listed amenities above and use of our other locations (Groundworks & The Arch) at a discounted rate.
Access to networking events, workshops, lunches, coffee talk etc.
Addition to our Member Directory Online

Groundworks is located right next door to Lancasters Historical Central MarketConvention Center and all the wonderful shops and restaurants the city square has to offer. With about 2800 sq feet of space in this beautiful location we offer this space to members at a discounted rate for events and workshops.

The Arch located on 118 North Water Street offers 2400 square feet of art studio space and gallery space. Located in the Steeple View Lofts building this location is perfect for local artists in need of their own studio or gallery.

Want to learn more? Schedule a tour here!


[divider]Full-Time Member [/divider]

coworkingWarehouseD1Our Full-Time Membership is the perfect option for someone interested in taking their business to the next level, a company looking to downsize their current office or one that would like to hire more staff but needs more space, a non-profit looking to grow their cause, a small company or freelancer who wants a downtown Lancaster address but doesn’t want the hassle or overhead of their own office space. Full timers are given 24/7 secure access to our space as well as use of the main venue for one large private event a year.

Breakdown |

Full time, 24/7 secure access,
A desk to call your own!
Use of all listed amenities* plus some additional perks.
Use of Main hall as well as use of the venue for one larger event per year. This can include a private party or a launch party for your business or other public event.
Some additional warehouse storage can be added to this membership for $25.00 a month
Mail Box

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Warehouse D Monthly Dues $275.00 / month (1 desk left)

Six Month commitment requested, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.
Room for 32 full-time desks at Warehouse D – call or email us for availability

[divider]Lite Member [/divider] Screen Shot 2014-06-08 at 6.11.29 PMOur Lite Membership is perfect for those who want to be in our space every day but don’t require a desk of their own or 24/7 access.  Full Time Lite Members can use the space during open hours and can work at the Community Tables and/or the Flex Desks within the space.

Key Arrangements can be made for an additional fee.

Breakdown |

Access during open hours (M-Th 8AM-6PM, Fridays 8AM-5PM)
Use of all listed amenities*
Use of community tables, main hall as well as all conference rooms.
Some additional warehouse storage can be added to this membership for $25.00 a month
Mail Box

Warehouse D Monthly Dues are $120.00/month,
Six Month commitment requested, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

[divider]Part Time Member [/divider] coworkingLancaster3

Our Part Time Membership is ideal for professionals looking for a break from coffee shop hopping or working from home. Part Time Members have full use of the campus as well as conference rooms and can also use our address as their own.

Breakdown |

Part Time, Access for up to 16 Hours a Week, These hours are flexible and you can use how you would like.
Use of all listed amenities*
Use of community tables, main hall as well as all conference rooms.
Mail Box

Warehouse D Monthly Dues are $75.00/month
This Membership is month to month, no commitment required, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

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Our community Membership is perfect for those who want to be involved in the community but don’t need full access. This membership gives you 2 Day Passes a month, a listing in our member directory as a community member, access to all member events, networks, discounts to classes, programs, Use of community tables on our coworking floors and the main hall. No mail box, printing or access to conference rooms is included in this membership. Conference room available at a discounted rental rate.

Warehouse D  Monthly Dues are $35.00/month, 2 Day Passes a Month plus access to the community 
Three month commitment requested, coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

[divider]Day Pass | $10.00 a Day during business hours[/divider] coworkinglancaster5
Need a break from the local cafe, need business grade wifi to get that project done? Stop into Warehouse D for a day pass, no commitment and all you can drink coffee is included. You can’t beat that!

Please note: Day pass does not include access to the Candy Factory Member networks via Facebook and Slack, it does not include access to our conference room, printers or inclusion in events.

[divider]VISA PROGRAM[/divider]



Visa Program – All members gain access to the Coworking Visa Program. This allows you to use coworking spaces all over the world for free. This is included in all memberships. Ask us for details.

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Mug Club $5.00 a month – opt in

Retail Store – Ask how your product can be featured in our small retail store located in the main hall (for members only)

Parking – See the Lancaster Parking Authority website for monthly pass details. The new Queen Street garage is the closest, but Cherry Street Lot is the best deal.

We also encourage car pooling, walking or riding your bike if possible. Indoor bike parking available.

Warehouse D has two flex parking spots for clients and guests, 1st come 1st serve.

[divider]LEARN MORE[/divider] Want to learn more?
Click here to schedule a tour.
Read our Blog Here
Read our community guidelines

[divider]Resources [/divider] Resources | Want to learn more about coworking and community? See the list of links below.

Coworking Wiki
Coworking Google Group
Alex Hillman | Information about coworking and community
Our Values