Come March, The Wing—a "work and community space designed for women"—will set up shop at 811 W Fulton St in the West Loop. The 8,331-square-foot coworking office and social club comes equipped with a beauty room, a lactation room for new moms, a cafe and bar, a library and plenty of works areas. It's all housed within a beautifully curated, wildly Instagrammable space.
Beyond its laundry list of amenities, The Wing also offers a calendar of community events and panels for its members. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Chicago will be the brand's seventh outpost in the U.S.
Now, we know what you're thinking: Are dudes allowed to join? It's a question that's been scrutinized in other cities and more formally investigated by the New York City Human Rights Commission last year. As of earlier this month, The Cut reported that The Wing adjusted its strict women-only membership policy to be inclusive of gender-nonconforming individuals and trans communities.
The online application process is relatively quick, though prospective members should be prepared to talk about how they've promoted or supported the advancement of women. A Chicago membership goes for $185 per month, while the all-access members can work out of any Wing location for $250 per month or $2,700 per year.
Take a look around the stunning new space below, and keep an eye out for The Wing's Chicago debut in March.