Coming in October: OurShop College Hill

Partners: The Haile Foundation, Yard and Company, Kolar Design 

Now accepting entrepreneur applications: Apply Here

Applications due by September 13, 2021

OurShop is a 6 month pilot program (October 2021 through March 2022) designed to help cities and their neighborhoods make smart, data-driven decisions about main street retail in a post-COVID and tech-enriched world. The semi-permanent initiative is meant to bridge community wants and needs with what’s possible in the marketplace, while documenting and measuring the impact of placemaking and activation on retail sales and growth. The initiative is meant to inform public and private investments in entrepreneurship ecosystems, neighborhood retail strategies, and commercial district operating systems.

OurShop College Hill benefits:

  • A fully ‘whiteboxed’ storefront 
  • Trash and recycling service
  • Square point of sales systems
  • Business mentorship support 
  • Opportunity to learn about business vitals and sales
  • Rent free space with only utility/operating costs
  • Reduced lease term
  • Tenant improvement funds 

There are two storefronts available for the program (5846 and 5852 Hamilton Avenue), totaling 3,750 square feet of space. While there are two storefronts, the selection committee is not limiting the program to only two small businesses.

Contact Sydney Geckler for more information at sydney.geckler@chcurc.com