UPDATE: Exciting Retail News for the Warehouse District

November 18, 2013
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Remember way back when in the first week of November when we mentioned the announcement for a proposed innovative stretch of retail in the Warehouse District? Well, we’ve some good news, fellow Warehouse District fans: Over $40K has been raised to make the project a reality! A quick reminder:

“Called ‘Small Box‘, a company is planning on repurposing recycled shipping containers into store fronts. It stands to provide potential entrepreneurs an affordable space all the while restoring our neighborhood’s street wall, thereby making our streets even more walkable.”

We. Are. Pumped.

Read more of the good news over at the Plain Dealer. We’ve an excerpt below.

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A plan to line the edges of Warehouse District parking lots with low-cost retail space has picked up $40,000 in seed money, between grassroots donations and two grants awarded this week.

The nonprofit Historic Warehouse District Development Corp. and Cleveland Container Structures, a local start-up company, hope to open downtown’s first shipping-container stores in the spring. Their project, Small Box, won two $10,000 grants on Tuesday through an awards program focused on community development.

Those grants, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Ohio Savings, added to nearly $20,000 in donations that the project amassed during an online contest. More than 180 donors kicked in money, anywhere from $10 to $2,000, toward a concept meant to enliven downtown dead zones and support retail growth in the center city.

[Source: Plain Dealer]

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