Phoenix will soon have a new coffee shop in the downtown area. Thrive Coworking will be opening later this summer. The exact location isn’t decided yet, but the owners say it will be between Van Buren and Jefferson within walking distance from the light rail. To me, Thrive is a direct answer to the problem at Lux. If you’ve been to Lux recently during the work week, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the people working on laptops. Nearly every seat is occupied by a laptop toting workaholic. Thrive, founded by Tyson Crosbie is going to have a number of desks for rent in the space, meaning that people will have a chance to rent a dedicated spot inside the coffee shop. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of coworking, you should read up on it. There are a number of places in Arizona offering coworking. Thrive Coworking has a web site at www.thrivecoworking.com Thrive will consist of 15 dedicated work spaces with access to private meeting/conference rooms and a coffee shop. As a freelancer, Thrive will benefit you and your business through collaboration, inspiration and motivation that are inherent from participating in a coworking environment. You can follow ThriveCo on Twitter where Tyson has been answering questions. Estimated opening is no later than this September.