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.
April 1, 2022
Call for Applications
April 15, 2022:
Late Spring/Early Summer:
Late Spring/Early Summer-November 30, 2022:
BeltLine MarketPlace Season
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.