Call for Entries: 1417 Van Dyke

Permanent businesses for 1417 Van Dyke, a West Village storefront.

   

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Permanent businesses for 1417 Van Dyke, a West Village storefront.

REQUESTED SERVICES:

1417 Van Dyke and Practice Space, in partnership with The Villages CDC and REVOLVE Detroit, are requesting proposals from entrepreneurs and existing businesses to rent 1417 Van Dyke, an available retail space in West Village soon to be redeveloped.

PROJECT 1417 VAN DYKE

LED BY: Alex Howbert

PROJECT TEAM: Josh Lipnik + Alana Schwartz

HOSTED BY: Practice Space

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: The Villages Community Development Corporation (“The Villages”), REVOLVE Detroit, a program from The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

DATES:

Open for Submissions – March 3rd, 2014

Open House – Sunday March 9th at 4pm and Monday March 10th at 2pm

Submission Deadline – Friday, March 21st at 5pm

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project 1417 Van Dyke is an exciting opportunity to join the retail movement in West Village and is an important next step in the commercial revitalization of West Village. By turning the corner from the successful new commercial spaces on Agnes, we will be contributing to the walkability and cohesiveness of the neighborhood as well as strengthening its growing commercial corridor. The storefront itself is a unique space offering a wide range of possibilities with the ability for a live/work setup. The space is approximately 900 sq ft with an additional 220 sq ft of deck space in the back. There are two residential apartments above that the selected business will be first in line to rent. Rent for the storefront and the apartments will be determined based on current market rates.

    

For the selected business, this is an amazing opportunity to start or expand a business in a supportive and collaborative environment that allows them to overcome many of the hurdles that hold back new businesses. This supportive environment includes assistance from Practice Space, REVOLVE, and The Villages CDC with:

- Budgeting
- Design
- Permitting
- Marketing and engagement strategies 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT:
VISIT THE CONTEST WEBSITE.
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO PRACTICE SPACE