Businesses anchor at coworking space

BAR HARBOR — Anchorspace, Mount Desert Island’s only coworking space, is attracting small businesses and entrepreneurs that need office space where desks can be rented on a daily or monthly basis, said owner Nicole Ouellette.

“Anchorspace is my satellite office,” said Jim LeClair, owner of Smart DataMap Services, whose business is headquartered in Belfast but has Bar Harbor clients. “If I tell people I have a satellite office, that makes me more viable.”

Jena Young and her husband own Side Street Café. “People are always coming and going,” Young said. “For some people, that is an ideal energizing space, for me, it can be very distracting. Anchorspace is a great place to meet … . I know that I can come and go” and have the privacy I need.

Eric Novella of Coastal Computers said, “A large part of our clients are in Bar Harbor and the surrounding areas. While our office in Somesville works well for us, housing our customer service manager at Anchorspace” allows a faster response time.”

Anchorspace is at 337 Main St. Drop in hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Anchorspace also is open by reservation 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Visit or call 812-0285.

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