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Inside Shopify's Intoxicating Distillery-Turned-Office Space

The ecommerce platform's headquarters was formerly a Seagram's distillery -- and the building's history is still showcased and celebrated.

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Barrell Hall isn’t your typical employee cafeteria. When Shopify holds company-wide meetings, staff gathers here, in a cavernous space with whiskey barrels stacked to the rafters. The ecommerce platform developer’s Waterloo, Canada, office was formerly a Seagram’s distillery, and the building’s intoxicating history is still showcased and celebrated. Shopify, of course, has updated the space to make it work-ready. Individual phone booths, pods, flexible work areas and even a video-game room where employees can escape combine to create a uniquely productive space for Shopify’s employees -- all of whom spend their days working to improve commerce for business owners large and small. And we bet they have one hell of a happy hour.

Adam Friedberg

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