A Space That Works For You.

A modern co-workspace in historic Stillwater, MN. From freelancers to startups, find a space tailored to your ambition.

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A communal workspace with high stools and tables, complemented by a warm hardwood floor and soft lighting.
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A cozy lounge area with plush blue sofas, brown leather cushions, and a large potted plant, set against an exposed brick wall.
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Union Block

Originally constructed in 1885, the Union Block building was established by some of Minnesota’s earliest entrepreneurs. We are proud to continue their legacy, creating a space that encourages productivity, creativity and collaboration.

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Mizera

The Mizera is our official Podcast and meeting room – walls have a layer of sound dampening material helpful for audio recording. Room features a Roku TV and seats 4 comfortably.

Maxine Mizera was Jill’s maternal grandmother. She taught her empathy and patience. She was a mother to 6 children, and despite often hard times, possessed the most contagious laugh.

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O'Shaugnessey

Our largest conference room, O’Shaughnessey, seats 8. The room features a large whiteboard, Roku TV and Neat Video Conferencing hardware.

Lillian O’Shaughnessey was my paternal grandmother. She had an iron will, and extreme work ethic. The mother of 8 children, she worked as a nurse, & raised her family in rural North Dakota.

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Fisher

The Fisher is the favorite small meeting space. At the front of the Cowork, this room seats 4 comfortably and includes a large whiteboard.

Jill’s mother, Cindy Fisher, embodies them all. She is equal parts pitbull and comedian. She could have succeeded as a farmer or CEO. Jill owes both her roots and wings to Cindy.

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Flex Desks

Enjoy access to the common areas with both high-top and low-top tables with area dividers, as well as couches and chairs. Flex Desk memberships also come with the conference room reservation system, all the coffee you could possibly drink, and 10% off at Mon Petit Chéri Bakery & Kitchen.

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Dedicated Desks

Access to your personal reserved sit/stand desk, common areas, conference room reservation system, all the coffee you could possibly drink, and 10% off at Mon Petit Chéri Bakery & Kitchen.

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Raba

The Raba is a spacious room that seats 6 comfortably, featuring a large whiteboard and Roku TV. This room is located at the back of the Cowork, affording an extra level of privacy.

Jill’s maternal great-grandmother Theresa Raba was as tough as nails. A widowed solo female entrepreneur in the 1940’s and mother of four. She continued to run a successful bar named the Kokomo in Lemmon, South Dakota for more than 50 years.

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Event Space (Coming soon!)

Our upcoming expansion of our Union Block space, which will be adding over 2,500 square feet of an elegantly designed, multi-functional area. This new space features a large, welcoming deck, perfect for outdoor relaxation or casual meetings. Inside, the environment is tailored for versatility, boasting areas that cater to both collaborative and individual work. The kitchen area, fitted with high-end modern appliances, is equipped with everything you need to cater your events. Additionally, our space will feature six large TVs, including a massive custom-built, multi-paneled display, providing a modern and engaging backdrop for presentations, gatherings, or entertainment. This expansion marks a significant enhancement to our community's working and networking experience, blending functionality with modern elegance.

Bottom floor plan of the Victorian building labeled 'START-UP SUITE'. It features a 'CONFERENCE ROOM' with a large central table surrounded by chairs, depicted by circles. Adjacent to it is the 'MAIN OFFICE' area with two desks and a 'PRIVATE OFFICE' with a diagonal icon representing a desktop. The area is accessible by a staircase on the left, indicated by parallel lines with steps.
Middle floor plan labeled 'BOARD ROOM'. This level includes a large 'LOUNGE' area with a round table and chairs, and two rectangular conference tables with chairs around them. There's also a 'KITCHENETTE' adjacent to a staircase that leads to the other floors. Restroom icons indicate the presence of facilities on this floor.
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The Victorian

The Victorian is a beautifully designed space that combines modern amenities with a touch of classic elegance. Situated just two blocks from Main Street in Downtown Stillwater, the Board Room provides a private and sophisticated setting for executive offsites and corporate meetings. The space can accommodate up to 16 people and features an adjacent lounge for added convenience and flexibility. This space also includes private offices and a start-up suite. The interior is crafted to inspire productivity and collaboration, making it an ideal choice for high-level meetings and gatherings. With its prime location and thoughtfully designed environment, The Victorian offers an exceptional experience for professional events in a historic community setting.

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Start-up Suite

Month-to-month start-up suite at Lift Bridge Cowork-The Victorian, includes gig-speed internet, 5 dedicated desks, two conference rooms, ROKU TV, and private entry access.

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Board Room

Private single or multi-day rental for executive offsite & corporate boardroom meetings at The Victorian. Space seats up to 16 people plus an adjacent lounge which seats 6 people. Amenities include 75 inch ROKU TV, white board, gig-speed internet, and adjacent kitchenette including a fridge and buffet table for catering vendors.

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Private Offices

Month-to-month private office spaces for use of 1-2 individuals available at The Victorian. These private offices include gig-speed internet, use of a shared conference room, and private entry access.

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Embracing the Past, Inspiring the Future

Historic 310 Main Street in Stillwater, MN was built in 1885. The building was originally home to the Giebler brothers, owners of the first butcher shop in Stillwater. They were mentors to John Wright ‘Jack’ Hooley, who went on to found what we now know as Cub Foods/Supervalu.


Current owners Jill and Justin Kaufenberg purchased the building in order to revitalize it, highlighting its local charm. Renovations were made to restore the original architecture and design elements of the building, exposing the existing brick and beam work and refinishing the original hardwood floors. This resulted in the Annual Preservation Award from the Stillwater Historic Preservation Commission in 2019. Lift Bridge Cowork officially opened in the renovated upper level in May 2019.

Meet the Team

Meet the talented duo behind Lift Bridge Cowork who work tirelessly to create an inspiring and collaborative environment for everyone.

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Jill Kaufenberg
Owner

Jill, founder of Lift Bridge Cowork and Chopper Mill, Inc., champions philanthropy to positively impact children's futures through her foundation's initiatives.

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Jenny Pater
Community Manager

A Stillwater native, Jenny now resides in Lake Elmo with her family after a stint in the Bay area. She is passionate about supporting the local community and fostering connections.

They Like us! They Really Like us!

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Explore the Space

Membership Plans

Day Pass
Full access to the common areas, endless coffee. Note: conference rooms not included.
$35/day
Access to common areas
Unlimited, free coffee
10% off at Mon Petit Chéri
Flex Desk
Common areas, conference room reservations, unlimited coffee, 10% off at Mon Petit Chéri.
$275/mo
Access to common areas
Unlimited, free coffee
10% off at Mon Petit Chéri
Access to conference room reservation system
Dedicated Desk
Reserved sit/stand desk, common areas, conference reservations, coffee, 10% off at Mon Petit Chéri.
$375/mo
Access to common areas
Unlimited, free coffee
10% off at Mon Petit Chéri
Access to conference room reservation system
Reserved sit/stand desk
Board Room
Space seats up to 16 people plus an adjacent lounge which seats 6 people.
$75/hr
Gig-speed internet
75 inch ROKU TV
White board
Kitchenette with a fridge and buffet table for catering vendors
Private Offices
Month-to-month private office spaces for use of 1-2 individuals available at The Victorian.
$750/mo
Gig-speed internet
Shared conference room
Private entry access
Start-up suite
Month-to-month start-up suite at Lift Bridge Cowork-The Victorian with private access.
$1,500/mo
Gig-speed internet
ROKU TV
Five dedicated desks
Two conference rooms
Private entry access
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Specialty memberships

Looking for something else? We’ve got options.

Book a Conference Room – $50-75/hr

Four hourly conference rooms onsite. No need for a monthly membership.

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Virtual Membership – $100/month

Limited membership for business owners/entrepreneurs looking to have an official business address.

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Photography Membership – $150/month

Limited membership for photographers for use of the Union Block lounge as an indoor photography studio.

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Household Membership – $450/month

Membership option for two people from the same household.

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Event Space Rental – $100/hour ($50/hr for members)

Book our space for your event.

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Bridal Ready Suite – $500 for 5 hours (additional hours $150/hr)

Experience your wedding events at a historic 1885 Victorian in Downtown Stillwater. Now hosting bridal showers, intimate cocktail hours, bridal ready suite and photography sessions.

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See it in person

Book a free tour to check out our historic space in person.

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Get in touch

Union Block
310 1/2 Main St S. Stillwater, MN 55082
The Victorian
109 Myrtle St E. Stillwater, MN 55082
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FAQs

Is parking available?

Our Union Block location, on Main Street, has access to street parking as well as multiple public parking lots one block away. For The Victorian private offices we offer free private parking at an on-site lot.

Do you have private offices?

Yes, we have three private offices with sit/stand desks included at LBC The Victorian. Please email hello@liftbridgecowork.com for pricing. Our Union Block location does not have private offices, but does offer private sit/stand desks in the main area.

Are the conference rooms included in a monthly membership?

Yes, conference room usage is included in your monthly membership, and there is no limit on hours/days per month! Rooms are available for reservation via your membership portal online and can be reserved day-of or many months in advance.

Do day pass holders have access to the conference rooms?

Our conference rooms are a premium feature and reserved our monthly members. However, if you choose, you can rent the conference rooms without becoming a monthly member for $50/hour instead of purchasing a drop in day pass.

Can I come in to work after 6:00PM or on weekends?

Yes, you are welcome to use your membership after hours or on weekends when there are no other events.