As more and more people have discovered this past year, dining room tables and bedroom corners were never meant to be office spaces. Neither were coffee shops. Yet, for many creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners in South LA, those were their options—until Terell and Marisa Johnson opened La Create Sp_ce: a modern and vibrant co-working, production and meeting space in Inglewood.
La Create Sp_ce launched in 2018 after the Johnsons, who had moved to LA’s South Bay from San Francisco’s Bay Area, were unable to find any co-working spaces like the ones they were used to. Johnson, a former Cisco and Snapchat engineer currently working for Facebook, and his wife Marisa, a senior marketing producer and project manager with her own consulting company, needed a place to work and meet with clients outside their apartment, especially with a baby on the way.