NEWBURYPORT — The owners of female co-working space Top Knots are expanding their footprint as they prepare to open a new co-working space for men and women on the city’s waterfront.

Top Knots is a Titcomb Street-based business founded in 2017 by Sarah Lord and Callie Eiserman that offers private office space and communal workspace for local women who sign up as members. 

While Top Knots has seen continued success since it opened, Eiserman said she and Lord have repeatedly been contacted by local male business owners and workers interested in getting involved.

“Throughout the past two years, we have gotten a lot of feedback,” Eiserman said. “A lot of males inquire for space to work out of — private offices are a huge draw and we only have so many.” 

And now, as a result, Eiserman and Lord have plans for REsurge, a new business that will offer private offices and cooperative workspace to men and women who become members.

REsurge will feature 2,600 square feet of space, with six private offices and seating for 30 to 35 people, including a few cubicle spaces.

There will be multiple membership options available, including full- and part-time general memberships that allow use of communal space, and more advanced options for those who want to use the building’s private offices.

REsurge will operate out of a building on the Brown’s Wharf property, which has been owned for the past 30 years by David Murphy, who said he is glad to give REsurge a home on the waterfront.

“There’s always been a demand for small spaces over the years, so this is a great opportunity to take care of that marketplace which seems to be missing in Newburyport,” he said. 

Eiserman said Top Knots will continue to function as a separate entity while REsurge expands on the same business template, catering to a somewhat wider demographic.

“We’re not bringing Top Knots over here,” she said. “We wanted to create a co-ed version for a male or male-female-run business, or even women who want to be in this type of atmosphere.”

Lord said that like Top Knots, REsurge will host networking and educational events for its members.

Eiserman said REsurge will have a soft opening sometime after Friday and that the business should be fully open about March 1, though general memberships can be secured before then. 

For more information about REsurge membership, email

Staff writer Jack Shea can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3154. Follow him on Twitter @iamjackshea.

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