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BeltLine MarketPlace is a pilot program that provides new, affordable commercial space for local, Black-owned businesses. From May through November, participating businesses lease commercially affordable BeltLine-facing storefronts with direct access to the Atlanta BeltLine’s roughly two million annual visitors while also receiving business service support and coaching. Read More…
BeltLine MarketPlace aims to uplift Black-owned businesses and ensure more equitable access to opportunity. A joint initiative of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. & 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.
Coming in the Late Spring/Early Summer 2022, the Beltline MarketPlace will launch as a seasonal approach to stabilize, preserve, and create affordable space on the south and west sides of the BeltLine. Applications for the BeltLine MarketPlace are now closed for the 2022 season.
The business will enter an incubator program, powered by The Village Market, and will be given the technical assistance needed to grow their business. Our workshops include topics on Finances & Booking, Expansion Plans, Branding, PR/Communications, Commercial Real-Estate, Wellness Week, and more.
About The Village Market
A community-driven economic vehicle, The Village Market, founded in 2016, steers a direct pipeline for Black-owned businesses’ economic growth and placement. With the opening of Village Retail– sub-company located at Ponce City Market– The Village Market has made a 6.3 million dollar impact in the city of Atlanta through seasonal marketplaces, retail and campaigns. From theory to practice, The Village Market ensures that Black business owners are positioned for unmatched access and economic equality.
About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.
About 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.
January 2023: BeltLine MarketPlace Winter Break (limited hours)
March 2023: BeltLine MarketPlace ReOpens-spring hours are in effect
April 2023: BLMP Accelerator Program Begins
Spring 2023: Call for Applications for the next season of the BLMP program.
June 30, 2023: BLMP Pilot Program ends.
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“This collaboration ensures economic mobility, accessibility, local investment and a way forward as the Beltline begins to nurture relationship with local, independent owned Black owned businesses that have been displaced due to the surge in commercial rents.”