When entrepreneur Philip Freeman was looking for the headquarters for his Raleigh startup, Murphy’s Naturals, he knew he wanted a unique workspace where the company could put down roots. He toured an old grocery store distribution center in the prime location between North Hills and Downtown Raleigh. Although the property was in major disrepair, Philip quickly realized it had the potential for so much more than an office space.
“That’s when I had the idea of creating a new type of professional community, a place where creative people, entrepreneurs and nonprofits could work together to do good with their businesses,” said Philip. I liked that the developer was looking to refurbish the building instead of tear it down, and so we decided to turn 40,000 of the 180,000 square feet space into a home for Murphy’s Naturals as well as an innovative coworking space...”