We’re all adults here.
Every space has a personality.
At Ampersand, we strike the balance between meeting your needs and staying out of your way. We make it easy to connect with your fellow coworkers as much or as little as you like. Super fast wifi, ergonomic designer desk chairs, privacy booths, conference room, and unlimited coffee, tea, and snacks make us Logan Square’s favorite place to work according to LoganSquarist. It doesn’t hurt we’ve got a 2000 square foot roof top deck complete with bar, grill, and hammock. No office politics and no stolen lunches - at Ampersand you’ll find all the perks of an office experience and none of the BS.
Every space has a story.
After successfully building Toast & Jam and co-founding CHIRP Radio, Chicago entrepreneur and music scene junkie Mary Nisi founded Ampersand in Pitchfork’s old office building Mary and her husband John are deeply committed to supporting and investing in their Logan Square community. We look forward to getting to know you and your story.
Want to cowork with us? Let’s go!
Our space has a second story.
We love to host events at Ampersand, and we are always looking for new, fun ways to engage our members and the Logan Square community. Whether you’re looking to run a workshop or celebrate a milestone, we’ve got the space for you to connect with your audience or best pals. Our Gallery, Conference Room, and Roof Deck are available during the work week, evenings and weekends. Learn more about Events@Ampersand and check here for information about renting our space.
GET TO KNOW OUR team
After founding Toast & Jam in 2005 and redefining what it means to be a wedding DJ, Mary bought the old Pitchfork Media office in 2017 and moved in. Freaked out by the idea of being a landlord, she decided to start a business in an industry she didn’t fully understand. Through Ampersand, she’s able to provide a location for a rag tag team of weirdo heroes to come together to get work done and create a community.
With over 20 years experience in Chicago's art scene, Laura Ellsworth saw an opportunity to share the contemporary artwork being made in Chicago through bi-monthly exhibitions at Ampersand Cowork. While not a traditional gallery environment, Ampersand brings otherwise underrepresented artists' work to light. With a Masters degree in Art History, Laura is the gallery director of Alan Koppel Gallery, and the zoo keeper of her family of 2 kids and 3 cats.
Kristina is our community manager, putting her years of helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential to good use. She’s here to take care of all the details so you can get your work done. Fluent in four languages and an expert in Instagram memes, don’t her her RBF fool you - she’s just concentrating. In Greek, or possibly French.