NEW! – BoxSpot
The Box Spot will consist of a series of recycled shipping containers arranged as an open-air market within a newly created community space. The containers will be retrofitted as shops and kitchens for entrepreneurs to sell their wares or provide services. The Box Spot would function like a shopping center, where a number of diverse businesses clustered in a single site could create a shopping destination for customers.
As small business incubators, shipping containers can provide an affordable alternative to bricks and mortar establishments, with lower rent, operating costs, and expensive tenant build out. Starting a business is easier for neighborhood residents when barriers to entry are lowered.
As these small businesses become established, they may choose to remain close to their market and assume other newly created permanent retail space located along commercial corridors of the neighborhood.
BoxSpot is slated to open in late 2017. If you are an entrepreneur interested in opportunities in BoxSpot, please contact Jason Minter at 216-341-1455.