Affinity Lab was a coworking space located in the U Street corridor. For 14 years, Affinity Lab managed operating needs for start-ups, small businesses and nonprofits. 
Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and founded in 2001 by Phillipe Chetrit, Berit Oskey and Charles Planck, Affinity Lab was the first coworking space in the United States. While a group of investors led by co-working consultant Mike LaRosa had planned to purchase the space in December 2014 due to intense competition in shared office space and a decline in memberships, Affinity Labs was unable to negotiate their lease renewal.  Affinity Lab closed its doors on January 23, 2014.
Eric Hal Schwartz "Affinity Lab Sale Falls Through, Will Shut Down This Week [Updated]" InTheCapital December 29, 2014
Lalita Clozel "Whoa. Forget its buyout, coworking space Affinity Lab just got evicted" Technical.ly December 30 2014
Tierny Plumb "Affinity Lab opens a second incubator" Washington Business Journal January 28, 20120
Drew Hansen "Co-working space Affinity Lab is under new ownership" Washington Business Journal December 19, 2014
Steven Fisher"Coworking at Affinity Lab DC" Outright.com July 28, 2011