Danto Builders recently completed the site work and interior and exterior renovations for CoLab Workspace and Grind Coffee.

 Danto Builders recently completed the site work and interior and exterior renovations for CoLab Workspace and Grind Coffee in downtown Fort Lauderdale located at 599 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (down the street from the Publix, next to the railroad tracks).  This shared workspace and coffee house features “repurposed” finishes and provides a laid-back, cool, and hip environment conducive to the many entrepreneurial projects being developed within its walls. Colab partnered with Grind Coffee to provide top-quality, freshly-ground caffeinated (or decaf) goods. Patrons can enjoy a cup of coffee, juice or soft drink sitting at the coffee bar or outside on the beautiful shaded patio.

Some of the unique repurposed finishes include a conference table that consists of an airplane wing suspended from the ceiling. One wall is covered in “repurposed skateboard” tiles and the coffee bar is made of an old bowling alley floor. Other finishes consist of the open industrial ceilings, brick walls and the American flag painted on a wall quoting Wayne Huizenga. The quote says “The secret to success is hard work. If you want to accomplish twice as much as the competition, you have to work twice as hard.”

CoLab encourages business pursuits along with people-to-people connections and networking. CoLab’s Workspaces are a  go-to venue for professional, social, and community-organizing events; lectures, parties, and initiative startup meetings. Affordable memberships and rentable spaces are offered and conference rooms can be reserved. If you are a member, shared bicycles are also available. See http://www.colabworkspaces.com/ for more information.

Danto Builders is a licensed and insured general contractor with over 35 years of experience in the South Florida market completing hospitality/restaurant, healthcare, commercial, retail and industrial interior and exterior construction projects. Please contact Debbie Danto at (954) 229-2006 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Before and After
Before and After
Airplane Wing Table/Flag Wall
Airplane Wing Table/Flag Wall
Airplane Wing Table/Skateboard Tile Wall
Airplane Wing Table/Skateboard Tile Wall
Brick Wall
Brick Wall
Coffee Counter
Coffee Counter
Conference Table to Wall
Conference Table to Wall
Doors to conference Room
Doors to conference Room
Flag Wall
Flag Wall
Front Sign
Front Sign
Landscaping and Parking
Landscaping and Parking
Outdoor Seating
Outdoor Seating
Patio Coffee Bar
Patio Coffee Bar
Phone Booth/Chalk Board
Phone Booth/Chalk Board
Skateboard Wall
Skateboard Wall
Skateboard Wall
Skateboard Wall
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