Small Box, Big Opportunities
We want to raise $30,000 to grow retail in downtown Cleveland and create a unique marketplace in the Warehouse District – and we need your help so listen up!
Do you wish you there was more shopping in downtown? Are you an entrepreneur looking for an opportunity with low start-up costs to create a sustainable new business? Are you tired of walking past the same drab parking lots in the Warehouse District that beg for a more pedestrian friendly experience?
Well, we have a solution that will bring more retail to downtown while putting a new face on those parking lots! Small Box is a local retail development initiative in the Warehouse District that will convert used shipping containers into small stores to be placed on a parking lot in the District.
Here’s what we intend to accomplish:
* Grow retail in downtown to provide amenities for a thriving residential community
* Support entrepreneurs and create jobs by offering low cost retail opportunities
* Create a social marketplace where people can gather, peruse and shop
* Develop a dynamic space through adaptive reuse and innovative design
Your investment in the project will help:
* Retrofit 3-5 shipping containers into retail stores
* Provide a low cost retail space for start-up businesses
* Fund marketing and special event programming
Small Box is an initiative unique to the Warehouse District that addresses some of the challenges that small business owners often experience when considering opening a business downtown.
Rent in downtown tends to be higher than surrounding neighborhoods and smaller spaces are hard to come by, especially in the Warehouse District. Small Box creates these smaller spaces that retailers are looking for and offers them a manageable storefront so they can focus on developing a customer base and sustaining their business. This is our contribution toward creating and sustaining jobs with small businesses – they are the backbone of our community after all.
It doesn’t matter who you ask – residents, business owners, visitors and tourists – they all want the same thing… More retail in downtown Cleveland! So, please help make this big idea a reality by investing in Small Box. Then like, tweet, and share this campaign with your network of friends, family and co-workers. (#smallboxcle)
Small Box is a project of Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation in partnership with Cleveland Container Structures, an early stage company that specializes in the adaptive reuse of recycled shipping containers for residential, commercial and recreational type structures.