what is "Desk for a Day"?
Main Street MI has partnered with local, independent business owners to provide entrepreneurs with beautiful and unique desk locations throughout the state. Each "Desk for a Day" location is available to rent and includes thoughtful amenities from the host business.
This program helps further our mission of building entrepreneurial ecosystems while supporting local business owners and providing really cool and convenient locations for entrepreneurs to work from.
As the desk renter, you have access to a dedicated, productive, well-appointed workstation inside of one of our partner businesses. All of our partners are chosen based on their spectacular locations and amenities, but more than anything we partner with business owners who see the value in working with people like you!
You'll meet wonderful people, work in incredible locations, and have a fun productive day.
check out our featured desk
Essence On Main
(includes lunch and coffees)
Essence on Main is a mercantile shop located in the heart of historic and charming downtown Clarkston. Outside your window, you'll enjoy a great view of Main Street's activity, while inside you'll enjoy a peaceful and productive day surrounded by a beautifully appointed shop and helped by the wonderful Essence team.
Your "Desk for a Day" includes dedicated access to your workstation during the store open hours, a gourmet sandwich or salad custom-crafted for you, a famous Essence cookie, bottled water, and unlimited drip coffee (insider tip: try the French Vanilla Coconut!).
If you need a break, stretch your legs and browse through the wonderful selection of local and gourmet food and gifts, or head a little further down the street and enjoy a few moments by the Mill Pond or down in Depot Park by the river.
This location is perfect for those who are looking for a quiet, peaceful work environment, don't need to be on the phone all day, enjoy plenty of natural light, and love gourmet coffee!
Book your "Desk for a Day" here!
Wiltsie's Green Room
By night, the Wiltsie's Green Room plays host to professional musicians from around the country and by day we've made it available to entrepreneurs such as yourself.
The room is equipped with a couch, desk, chair, coffee table, flatscreen TV (Chromecast), and decorated with setlists, promo photos, banners, and you can even try your hand at the community guitar in between calls.
The building itself is a repurposed 1870s carpenter shop that combines a historic, rustic feel, with a homey, living room vibe, while still providing all the amenities you need to have a productive workday.
Your workday includes up to 10 hours of access to a private, closed-door office furnished with your own desk, couch, coffee table, and flatscreen TV, also included are unlimited bottled waters, unlimited locally roasted Shaded Bloom Coffee, and a variety of hot teas.
This private setting allows you to peacefully complete your work, meet with clients, or make calls with no distractions. You are also welcome to step out the backdoor into our courtyard to take a break or continue working.
Be sure to take some time to take advantage of the location in historic downtown Clarkston. Stroll along Main Street, visit Depot Park, or enjoy a meal at one of the wonderful restaurants all within one block walking distance.
Book your desk for a day here!