THE CANDY FACTORY COWORKING COMMUNITY & CAMPUS

The Candy Factory—a coworking space established in 2010—is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA.

What Do We Do?
Coworking and shared professional workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance, and collaboration through an affordable office solution. The open space concept we provide offers many advantages, from networking and collaboration opportunities, to easily accessible and shared resources. Both locations are perfect for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, nonprofits, and other community members/groups from various professional backgrounds.

Our Mission
Our mission is to foster our 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.

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

MEMBERSHIP BREAKDOWN

Private Office Space / Community Hub Opening May 2019

People LOVE being part of our community and now if you have a private office need you can be! We’re excited to be adding an additional 4500 square feet to our campus that will include 13 offices of different sizes, 2 large conference / workshop rooms, a media room, lounge space, kitchen, outdoor seating and more.

The Community hub is ideal for larger teams who might not fit in our open concept space, those in need of wellness space for businesses like a massage therapist, a counselor, and others who need private space to meet with clients. Community focused non-profits would also be an excellent fit for this new facility. 

All members of The Candy Factory have access to The Community Hub Campus.

Breakdown |

Full time, 24/7 secure access,
Use of all listed amenities below*
Business Address
Storage
An amazing community and office without the overhead of a traditional office.

Monthly Dues $600 – 1400 / month – depending on size

One year commitment required on all offices,  All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Business Packages - 2 - $550/MONTH | 4 - $1000/MONTH

Our Full-Time Business package is the perfect option for a small business 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 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 the use of the Candy factory main venue for one large private event a year.

Breakdown |

2 or 4 Full-time Desks, 24/7 secure access
Use of all listed amenities* 
Mail Box

Business Package – Team of 2 or 4 Full-TimeDesks – $550 or $1000.00 / Month

Please contact us for additional information on our Company Packages.
Six Month commitment required on full-time membership, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.
call or email us for availability

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Full-Time Member | $300/MONTH

Our 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 the 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* 
Mail Box

Lancaster Main Building – Monthly Dues $300.00 / month 
Six Month commitment required on full-time membership, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Lite Member | $145/MONTH

Our 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.  Lite Members can use the space during open hours and can work at the Community Tables and/or the Flex Desks within the space.

Want full-time but don’t need a desk? Try our FULL-TIME LITE – $250/month Key to flex space only, no desk

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.
Mail Box

Monthly Dues are $145.00/month
3 Month commitment required, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Part Time Member | $100/MONTH

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

Monthly Dues $100.00/ month
3 Month commitment required, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Community / Virtual Member | $50/MONTH

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. Community Membership does not qualify for our company package discount.

Monthly Dues $50.00/ month
3 Month commitment required, All you can drink coffee club is an extra $5.00 a month.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

Day Pass | $10/DAY

DAY PASS | 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! Just stop in, no need to make an appointment. 

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.

Are You A Student?

Are You A Student? Students receive 50% off all our membership packages. Schedule a tour or email us for details. 

in 2017 THE CANDY FACTORY 

The Candy Factory is Lancaster’s premier coworking community and shared workspace founded in 2010.  We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces 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.

What you get:

An amazing coworking Community, 18,000 square feet of flex, work and meeting space, Fiber internet, 10 conference rooms, 6 phone booths, 4 workshop/venue spaces, parking for your guests (Member Parking is $5/DAY, 24/7 secure access for those who would like their own desk, Private Office space, Media Room and more. Access to events, lunch and learns, mailing address.

We are affiliated with Rock Candy* at Rock Lititz and members get to use that location up to 4 times a month. 

Amenities* 

  • Be part of our amazing community both physical and virtual connections
  • Memberships to fit all budgets – see below for membership breakdown
  • The Sixth Floor Social Club, come to rub elbows with movers and shakers. These free events are open to you and a guest.
  • Access to the coworking visa program, use coworking spaces for free all over the world when you travel
  • * Access to Rock Candy, coworking in Lititz four times a month.
  • Access to Business Resources, Ben Franklin Technology 2nd Floor & SCORE in-house
  • Robust listing in our member directory
  • 18,000 square feet in the historic Lancaster Storage Co. warehouse & Community Hub
  • Business-grade FIBER WiFi
  • Ideal location—300 block of North Queen in Lancaster City and Market Street in downtown Lancaster, PA.
  • 10 conference rooms with large screen TVs for presentations and whiteboards
  • 6 phone booths for private calls and conference calls
  • 1 large workshop space for evening workshops
  • Front desk check-in
  • Lounge areas and flex workspaces throughout
  • Event space on the sixth floor
  • Community facilitator to welcome you and plan events in your interest, connecting you with other members in the community
  • 4 Kitchenettes and coffee/tea club
  • Shower on our 3rd floor
  • Indoor Bike Parking
  • ADA accessible and compliant
  • Access to networking events, workshops, lunch and learns, clubs, gatherings
  • Security system
  • Limited parking spaces for your guests and clients, Member parking $5/Day
  • Mailbox, use us as your address | Package delivery
  • Printing Center (Additional fees apply)
  • Coming June 2019 – Podcast Room, Wellness Area in our community hub.
  • Coming July 2019 – Childcare Facility
  • With the addition of our community hub, we now can provide private offices spaces for organization that require more privacy.

Sound perfect? Have questions? Take a tour!

* As of May 2019 Rock Candy founded in 2017 by Anne Kirby of The Candy Factory and Steve Palmer, has now been taken over by Steve Palmer. As an ongoing benefit, and the result of our affiliation, Members of The Candy Factory and Rock Candy can use each others space up to 4 times a month. Rock Candy is located on the Rock Lititz campus in POD # 2. Schedule a tour of Rock Candy here.

coworkingVisaProgram

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.

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. 

Members can park in our lot for $5/Day, guest and clients are free, 1st come 1st serve. 

Members can park in the lot after 4PM each day and on weekends at no cost. Parking pass is required. 

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

Our cafe Perkup & Co is currently closed but will be reopening up inside the Candy Factory in 2019. More to come. 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

This is a wonderful space full of great people to help keep you motivated and focused.

Grace

Love everything about coworking!! I have met some awesome folks and business associates that hopefully will be lifelong friends.

Dana

Great space with an upbeat vibe. Helpful crew and plenty of space to spread out and work!

Mike

A well built and conceived coworking space located in the thriving and hip Lancaster, PA. Run by genuine people driven by making a difference for all kinds of entrepreneurs.

Josh

Staying here in the Lancaster area for a month and needed a co-working space to work on some of my current projects. Found the Candy Factory, and could not be happier!! The atmosphere is great, everyone here is friendly and nice, plenty of room, right around the corner from PerkUp coffee  and….well, 5 stars just aren’t quite enough. Thank you, Candy Factory, for letting me be part of your community for a short time. I’m looking forward to a couple more weeks of this!

Steve

I always feel very welcomed with the friendly atmosphere and smiling faces. The space is unique and certainly has an area for all needs. It’s a creative and professional space to visit that is unique and unlike any office space I’ve ever been in which makes it conducive to collaboration.

Ashley

The Candy Factory is a great place to create and thrive. I joined before the renovations and I’ve felt myself grow as the building grows. There have been many great opportunities for me here.

Luis