DAYTON — Activated Spaces, an initiative to fill downtown storefronts, is accepting applications for temporary retail and service businesses to open downtown this spring as part of the 10th retail phase of its Pop-up Project.
The project matches business owners and entrepreneurs with downtown property owners who have first-floor storefront space available for occupancy.
Interested entrepreneurs should fill out an application, which can be downloaded at www.activatedspaces.org, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Feb. 19. Tenants will be selected the week of Feb. 29, and retailers must be ready to open by the end of April.
Lease lengths will range from three to six months. The spaces will have varying lease rates, but will be leased below market rate. Selected businesses will negotiate leasing terms directly with the selected property owners, but flexibility for the tenant is a priority. There will be a workshop, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m., in the Entrepreneur Center, 714 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, for those interested in learning more about applying for a Pop Up Shop and starting/expanding a small business. Register by emailing Cadieux@downtowndayton.org.