Tremont Storefront Incubator Program RFP Announced

  Tremont West Development Corporation has announced the second year of the Storefront Incubator Program.  In 2011, Tremont West undertook an audacious plan to repurpose a part of the organization’s office space and turn it into a resource for a local small business looking to transcend from good business idea into a sustainable retail storefront that would add to the vibrancy of the Tremont Business District.

 The initial participants, Yellowcake and Cosmic Bobbins, had successful pop up shops in this new Tremont Storefront, so the logical next step would be to create a slate of incentives to offer to a prospective small business, who had a solid business plan and idea that would not compete but complement the existing businesses in Tremont, a means to get their business idea off the ground.

  By creating an opportunity for an entrepreneur to follow their dreams and provide new retail options for those who frequent Tremont, Tremont West initiated the Storefront Incubator Program. Numerous applicants sought to take part in this unique program and after extensive review of bona fides and supporting materials of many worthy applicants, Lisa Turner and Tremont Tails was selected to be the first official participant in the Tremont Business Incubator Program.

  We want to congratulate Tremont Tails and Lisa Turner for their participation in the Storefront Incubator Program, and further congratulate her on finding a permanent location in Tremont. Tremont Tails is relocating to 1017 Fairfield Avenue in the Old Polish News building, sharing the building’s historical charm and character with Civic Builders, Inc.

  With the success of Tremont Tails, Tremont West Development Corporation is taking proposals for the 2013 term of Tremont Storefront Incubator Program. Please inform friends and neighbors who might be interested in turning their business dreams into a reality in Cleveland’s best neighborhood.

Download the RFP here.