Launch Workplaces Coming to Crocker Park, Eton Chagrin Blvd, Smith & Fifth

October 12, 2020

— Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland based developer, Stark Enterprises, is partnering with Launch Workplaces, one of the fastest growing co-working concepts in the country, to bring their business model to three of their lifestyle properties. In 2021, Launch Workplaces will be introducing the communities of Smith & Fifth in Downtown Pittsburgh, Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio, and Eton Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, Ohio to their entrepreneurial, community driven work environment. Smith & Fifth’s Launch Workplaces location will sit across the street from the former Kaufmann Building, where mixed-use, commercial development continues to elevate the newest district in downtown Pittsburgh.

Founded in Maryland, Launch Workplaces was created with the mission to provide productive spaces for professionals of all types, from growing entrepreneurs, small businesses, and satellite teams. These spaces carry many functions that come about during any workday, no matter the industry or field, and help empower its communities to complete tasks, celebrate successes and work through tough challenges. Providing private offices and cubicles to large meeting rooms and collaborative lounges, Launch gives their communities the tools and space to flourish.

“The concept is truly looking ahead into the future and realizing what professionals and small businesses need to be successful,” said Stacie Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Stark Enterprises. “Downtown Pittsburgh has continued to see a positive resurgence over the last several years, from big business to downtown living and commerce and we love being apart of this incredible transformation and having the opportunity to partake in it. Flexible office space will be the perfect addition to Pittsburgh’s newest downtown district, where mixed-use development continues to grow.”

Launch Workplaces operate on four core pillars to achieve optimal success for their communities: hospitality, community, flexibility, and integrity. All these qualities go hand in hand with the mission of Stark Enterprises and the properties they create for communities, making for an aligned foray into the partnership. Launch prioritizes customer service as well as the wellbeing of each professional, providing their workspace communities educational seminars, access to professional resources, tips on personal health and wellbeing, and more to create the best environment to be one’s best self. Community and a sense of belonging to a larger purpose and allowing work flexibility for each professional to operate to the best of their ability also composes the reasoning behind Launch and their mission. Lastly, Launch communities stay extremely involved with charitable organizations and on a regular basis donate both money and time to help support various efforts within the cities they are in. Together, all these values create the workplaces and spaces of the future and accommodates the current professional and their needs.

Launch Workplaces will be opening their co-working office spaces for the new professional at Smith & Fifth, Crocker Park and Eton Chagrin Boulevard in 2021, adding a total of 50,000 square feet among all three properties. Their location at Smith & Fifth between the Fifth & Forbes Corridor will sit directly across the street from the former Kaufmann building, where several commercial retailers will be adding to the district like Target, opening soon. For more information on these projects and all other projects within the Stark Enterprises portfolio, visit

Crocker Park features a mix of internationally known retailers, office buildings, premier dining options and luxury apartments and homes on 12 city blocks of Westlake, Ohio. Crocker Park is a part of the Stark Enterprises full-service real estate development portfolio. For more information visit

Eton Chagrin Boulevard combines an eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques with national brands and unique dining options all displayed in an indoor and outdoor lifestyle center. For a complete directory listing and calendar of summer events and programming including free yoga, outdoor music and the annual Sidewalk Sale, visit

With a signature address in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh’s Fifth & Forbes corridor, Smith & Fifth is neighbors to six regional fortune 500 companies, over 100 corporate R&D centers and 36 higher education institutions that call the “steel city” home. The historic renovation offers state-of-the-art retail, residential and office space in a location that provides unique access to the city’s business and social assets.