A MarketPlace for Black-owned Businesses

BeltLine MarketPlace pilot program offers affordable commercial spaces for up to six (6) local, Black-owned businesses with storefronts directly on the multi-use trail as ABI’s first small business incubator. The program provides:

  • an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain immediate access to BeltLine foot traffic to launch a new product or existing businesses to test new products and services
  • businesses from the Southside and Westside an opportunity to gain new markets and awareness on the Eastside for their brands
  • business service support, with the ultimate goal of preparing entrepreneurs to launch their own brick-and-mortar business

BeltLine MarketPlace aims to uplift Black-owned businesses and ensure more equitable access to opportunity. A joint initiative of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and The Village Market, it is organized in alliance with Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atelier 7 Architects and made possible with the generous support of the Kendeda Fund.

Architecturally-designed, artistic shipping containers will pop-up in two locations along the Westside and Eastside Trails, giving entrepreneurs direct access to the well-traveled BeltLine corridor.

Pilot Program Timeline

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Potential businesses could include retail, soft goods, food-based, or arts-centered ventures. They will operate out of the containers seasonally from May through Small Business Week at the end of November.

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April 1, 2022
Call for Applications

April 15, 2022:
Applications Closed

Late Spring/Early Summer:
Leases commence

Late Spring/Early Summer-November 30, 2022:
BeltLine MarketPlace Season

Our Partners

Strong partnerships make things happen. BeltLine MarketPlace is a joint initiative of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and The Village Market. It is organized in alliance with Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atelier 7 Architects and made possible with the generous support of the Kendeda Fund.

In Partnership

ABP
Atelier7
The <br />Village Market
The Kendeda Fund