SOCO Announces Opening of New Vista Location, SOCO 80808

The coworking community expands with new offerings and a larger footprint

Columbia, S.C.  — June 28, 2019 — SOCO, a coworking community for creative entrepreneurs and independent workers, has announced that they have taken over the space at 808 Lady Street and will begin renovations for their newest space to open this fall.

Their largest space to date, SOCO 80808 will replace the existing Vista location and offer more than 10,000 square feet of collaborative workspace for growth companies and teams, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. As a direct response to multiple requests from members and the community,  SOCO 80808 will offer a number of enclosed and semi-enclosed private offices and provide the company’s first “co-location” space focused on supporting the needs of early stage companies and entrepreneurial/creative teams.

In addition to the new features, SOCO 80808 will continue to offer the same amenities to which members and visitors have become accustomed: 24/7 access for members, hundreds of events a year, bottomless coffee and craft beer on tap, incredible community connections and vibrant workspaces.

Although it is well known as a coworking space, SOCO actually totes the close-knit, extremely collaborative community as its defining feature.  SOCO has over 150 members, all of whom stay connected daily through SOCO’s digital platform and routinely share work to support a collective “rising together” mentality.

“We’re really proud of what SOCO represents. It’s progressive, ambitious, and all about building, growing and sustaining community – much like Columbia itself. SOCO 80808 is a big step forward, not just for us, but for the entire entrepreneurial and independent workforce that call Soda City ‘home,’” said Greg Hilton, one of SOCO’s founding partners.

One of SOCO’s newest community members will be Willis HR, a fast-growing and innovative HR consulting & recruiting firm with an incredible team dynamic.

“When I first opened Willis HR, I envisioned a culture that fostered innovation, collaboration, and flexibility. We offer a 100% work from home culture but our team has been searching for a physical workplace and community that would complement our vision.  SOCO 80808 will allow our team to come together for brainstorming, networking, and strategic planning. The Willis HR team is rapidly growing and our ability to leverage this space will only accelerate and transform the services offered to business owners in South Carolina,” said founder Jada Willis.

Many of SOCO’s longtime members have also already committed to private offices and permanent desks at the new location as they plan for growth. Software development group Krumware first made the move to SOCO BullStreet, and will now continue to expand at SOCO 80808.

“Moving to SOCO 80808 allows Krumware to return to the Vista and center ourselves within Columbia’s creative, entrepreneurial and tech core,” said Colin Griffin, Krumware founder. “Our new office will give us the space we need to support our next stage of growth as we increase our project capacity and create more opportunities and challenges for local software developers, designers, and students.”

SOCO 80808 is named to pay homage to 80808, the artists’ collective that was previously housed at 808 Lady Street for many years.

SOCO 80808 is scheduled to open this fall. To book a tour or reserve a desk or private office, visit or contact SOCO Community Engagement Manager Lynn Luc at

About SOCO:

SOCO is a platform and coworking community for creators, indie workers and entrepreneurs. SOCO creates inspiring spaces where you can work and work together; incredible events and activities to help you connect with your “tribe”; and a range of learning opportunities to hone your skills and grow your craft. At the center of it all is a strong belief in the power of community and living life on your own terms. SOCO offers membership plans starting at $100/mo.  For more information, visit

SOCO 80808 at a Glance:

  • 10,600 square feet of inspiring, collaborative workspace

  • 18 semi-private and private offices

  • 5 collaboration/meeting rooms

  • 4 open and casual seating areas

  • 1,000+ square feet of communal event space

  • 300 square feet  of outdoor work/social space

  • Content creation studio

  • Capacity to support 150 workers

  • Memberships ranging from $100/mo to $1,700/mo

SOCO 80808 Features & Amenities:

  • High impact, vibrant space celebrating the arts in the Vista

  • Walk-in phone booths/meeting pods for moments of privacy

  • A shared kitchenette with coffee bar and eating space

  • An event space to allow for social and professional collisions

  • 24/7 access for full members

  • Bottomless coffee from local roasters

  • Craft beer on tap

  • High speed wireless and wired internet connections

  • Utilities, water, sewer and cleaning services all included

  • Onsite community manager

  • 24/7 video monitoring

New Private Office Highlights:

Members on the private office plan also benefit from the following amenities:

  • Lockable suites

  • A unique and dedicated address for business use

  • Weekly mail delivery

  • Company logo and branding

  • Dedicated ethernet access to high speed internet (hardline)

  • Desks and chairs included

80808 Community Members:

While the space won’t be open until Fall 2019, some of SOCO’s current member companies have already committed to opening or moving their offices to the SOCO 80808: