Cathedral Hill is a quaint, historic St. Paul neighborhood known most notably known for its historic haunts: the Alexander Ramsey House, which was built by the first governor of Minnesota Territory; the F. Scott Fitzgerald House, which is said to be the place he wrote his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and 36,000-square-foot mansion of the late railroad tycoon, the James J. Hill House. Lesser-known is the Blair Flats, a Victorian brick-clad structure with street-level glass arcades. Home to long-time local staples Nina’s Coffee Coffee Cafe and Estetica Salon and Day Spa, a new coworking space joins the woman-owned businesses situated on the intersection of Western and Selby Avenues.
Aptly dubbed The Coven, the workspaces were designed for women and those who identify as non-binary. After opening the first location in the sister city, Minneapolis, Studio BV took it upon themselves to transform a dark, Victorian interior into a light-filled haven. Founder Betsy Vohs intertwined original art and design elements throughout to anchor the community within the historic fabric: “The goal of the design was to connect and inspire members with design and art moments that have become a magnet for the community.”