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Reserve a table at a coffee shop?

Rally at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets allows tables to be set aside for people who need meeting and co-working space.

The Bean Exchange at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets in Bella Vista has yielded to Rally, a coffee shop that also is billed as event space.

That is, it serves the usual crowd of table-hogging coffee-sippers, but people who need space for co-working and meetings.

To that end, co-founder Meredith Waldman, an ad agency and creative services veteran who has worked with Heineken USA, Art in the Age, and Spruce Street Real Estate, can connect creative types on a per-project basis.

Rally serves Lancaster's Passenger Coffee, plus pastries and other food offerings.

Ian Chapin of Edsel, who also set up Fitler Dining Room, Pub & Kitchen, and Bud & Marilyn's, designed and built the bright, open space.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.