Third Haus co-founders Anne Mezzenga and Chris Walton inside their new space for retail coworking, networking and education in Linden Hills.
Part co-working space, part retail practice field and part content studio, Third Haus is aiming to be a unique venue for collaboration and networking.
“It’s ground zero for retail thought leadership in Minneapolis,” said co-founder Chris Walton.
The pair run Red Archer Retail, a firm that specializes in innovative retail strategy.
At Third Haus, they’ve created a physical home for Red Archer and what they hope will become a hub for new retail education, strategies and partnerships.
The Mall of America has donated 100 coworking memberships to area retailers, Walton said, in hopes they can learn ways to evolve in the rapidly changing retail industry.
Walton has been writing and talking about retail for years via his blog OmniTalk and in news outlets such as Forbes.