‘TigerLabs’ Relocating To Witherspoon Street

TigerLabs in its current / former location at 252 Nassau Street in Princeton

TigerLabs, the co-working venue in downtown Princeton, is moving to a new location on Witherspoon Street. For over 10 years, TigerLabs has offered a home to would-be tech titans and start-up entrepreneurs, but with the current lease expiring, a new home at 300 Witherspoon Street beckons. Staff held a “last hurrah” party today to mark the move.

The new TigerLabs will be in an existing office suite at the old ‘Princeton Packet’ building (map). The new neighbors will include Community Park Elementary School, and the Princeton Public Works Department. Although this part of town is pretty sleepy compared to the old location on east Nassau Street, Homestead Princeton opened on this site in 2020, and a Capital Health clinic also arrived in 2021. A minor site plan application to allow for additional emergency exits from the new TigerLabs offices will be considered by the Princeton Planning Board, but no variances are required.

Future home of TigerLabs at 300 Witherspoon Street in Princeton

One question though, if TigerLabs is going to operate here: where is the coffee going to come from? With no Small World Coffee nearby, the workers are going to need an alternative. According to the municipal zoning officer’s report on the minor site plan, the ground floor of the building is occupied by “Sakrid Coffee, a takeout restaurant”. Although the artisanal Sakrid Coffee clearly operates at 20 Nassau St (future site of the ‘Graduate Hotel’), it’s news to us that it is operating at 300 Witherspoon St. The zoning officer further notes that “Sakrid Coffee is currently seeking a use variance to roast coffee on the site, which is considered a manufacturing use”. If so, Witherspoon Street could soon welcome a new coffee roastery, which would no doubt be a welcome addition for everyone who works nearby.

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