The Dream & The Team
Angela came up with the idea for Exit 11 Workspace in 2001. In fact, the opening of the first center in Washington, MO was "11" years since the business plan was originally written. Why so long to open? Angela is a futurist and was ahead of her time and it just took Missouri a little while to catch up. With similar co-working spaces opening all over the country, she felt that the St. Louis Metro area was ready for this cool, yet professional business club. She opened the first center in Washington, MO in August 2015 and is looking to franchise the concept and expand to other markets.
In the Spring of 2016, Angela and her husband Scott launched a full service Coffee House inside Exit 11 - making the new name Exit 11 Workspace & Coffee House. But folks just call it Exit 11. The Coffee House is open to the public and has added an energetic flow to the already creative space. Exit 11 is truly is a place where community and small business come together to connect, collaborate and meet. Scott, Angela's husband is the Coffee Connoisseur and has expanded the offerings to include an entire Scottie's brand including Scottie's Coffee, Scottie's homemade Syrup & Scottie's Oatmeal.
In June 2018, the Garlands opened their first drive-thru model just up the street from their first location. It's a two-sided drive-thru trailer which will eventually become a permanent drive-thru building. Their plan is to refine the model and then open several in the St. Louis metro area and beyond.
Of course none of this would have been possible without having an outstanding team and support system. Here's our team!