Work Heights was founded by Sam Strauss-Malcolm in 2014 when he converted an old junkyard and parts store into the first Work Heights location at 1037 Dean Street. The business has now grown to 2 more locations. One was an old Pharmacy at 650 Franklin Ave; and the most recent was a grocery and video store at 277 Franklin Ave.
As much as possible the materials used in each build-out are up-cycled or architectural salvage sourced from around the north east. This gives each space their own character and original details that are all crafted by hand.
Besides running Work Heights, Sam continues in his original passion as a fashion designer. He consults for corporate and start-up apparel and soft goods clients while also creating original work for his own brand, SMStudio.