Have a business plan? Rent a temporary space downtown to try out your idea

An initiative to fill storefronts downtown is accepting applications from business owners who want short-term leases.

Activated Spaces, an initiative to bring more small businesses to downtown, is accepting applications as part of its 13th phase of the Pop-Up Shop Project. The project matches business owners and entrepreneurs with downtown property owners who have first-floor storefront space available for occupancy.

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Lease lengths will range from three to six months. The spaces will have varying lease rates, but will be leased below market value.

Interested retailers should fill out an application, which can be filled out online at www.activatedspaces.org, or downloaded and emailed to Jen Cadieux at cadieux@downtowndayton.org. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. Tenants will be notified May 4, and retailers must be ready to open in June.


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