This is a workspace for unconventional companies. Call it an office building if you want, but really, it’s more like an experiment. Here, people make stuff. They invent things. They push boundaries. They challenge conventions. They’re colorful, creative, and incredibly interesting. And they could be your new neighbors.
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
build-outs available now
1,500 – 5,000 sq. ft.
The office spaces at 417 range in size offering an array of lofted workspaces—perfect for small, medium-sized and growing businesses. Each of our five floors features a unique layout, and each of our different spaces can be custom-fitted specifically for your needs.
Industrial Loft Spaces
Original Brick Features
Original Timber Beams
Near Public Transit
Our neighborhood has history, but not the cobblestoned streets and three-cornered hat kind our city usually touts. We come from the industrial era of factories and warehouses, when invention reigned and things were made.
These days, we've got less manufacturing, but no less ingenuity. This area is known for artists' studios, music venues, creative makers, and a vibrant underground art scene. And with easy access to neighborhood like Northern Liberties and Chinatown, the whole city is just a few blocks away.
417 started as a cardboard box factory, built for Brown & Bailey in the early 1890s. But just a few years later it burned down, taking half the neighborhood with it. Brown & Bailey rebuilt in 1896, and for the next 80 years their box business thrived.
In the 1990s—after the boxes were gone—the ground floor became a nightclub, Shampoo. The crowd was young, the scene was colorful, and the dance parties often lasted all night.
The club closed in 2013, but the rebellious attitude never died, and in 2018 new owners channeled that feeling as they reimagined, repositioned, and repurposed the building as an unconventional workspace for creative companies.
417 N 8th St is a project of Arts & Crafts Holdings, the leading developer on the northern edge of Center City Philadelphia. Here, Arts & Crafts is establishing Philadelphia’s authentic creative class commercial district, developing over 1,800,000 square feet of real estate. Our approach reimagines historic buildings and the urban spaces between them, creating an open canvas for the city's makers and entrepreneurs.