Spur East Open for Business

Ashley John Heather, the founder of the Spur, has grand plans for the East Hampton branch that opened last week. Jamie Bufalino

The Spur, a co-working space that launched in Southampton last year, opened an East Hampton branch last week. 

The Spur East, like its predecessor, is a members-only club that provides a lounge-like setting for entrepreneurs and other remote workers, as well as access to networking events and business-oriented programming. 

Ashley John Heather, the Spur’s founder and C.E.O., said on Monday that adding an East Hampton outpost would help create more job opportunities across the East End. “When our community grows, everybody wins,” he said.

The branch, which features a full bar and an outdoor patio, operates out of the 324, a 5,000-square-foot event venue at 44 Three Mile Harbor Road. 

Mr. Heather plans to take full advantage of the space. The inaugural East End Employment Fair will be held there on April 13 and 14. And Spur Spin, a Ping-Pong club, will launch tomorrow evening, he said. 

“We want to own Friday night,” said Mr. Heather, who envisions the Ping-Pong club as a “last stop” for those who are looking for one more thing to do after dining out. 

People interested in joining the Spur can fill out an application on the company’s website, and a membership committee will decide whether a candidate is right for the club. The Spur seeks to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, said Mr. Heather, and candidates will be screened based on those criteria.

Membership fees for year-round residents range from $2,000 to $5,000 per year, plus a $1,000 initiation fee. Summer season memberships are also available. The Spur East is holding an open house through tomorrow.