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Upcoming Beltline Marketplace to Highlight Black-Owned Eateries, Businesses

The call for applications is open now

A crowded crosswalk at Monroe and 10th street in midtown where the beltline begins, filled with pedestrians and cyclists amid COvid 19
A crowded crosswalk at Monroe and 10th street in Midtown where the Beltline begins.
Ryan Fleisher

Urban redevelopment program Atlanta Beltline will offer six shipping container storefronts to six local, Black-owned businesses this late spring/early summer. The containers will be located along the Westside and Eastside trails. The group has paired with Black entrepreneur amplifier the Village Market to give new ventures, including restaurants, a chance to have visibility on the Beltline and grow their enterprises.

Atlanta Beltline announced the incubation program on April 1, with a call for applications. Benefits include affordable lease rates on a fully built-out commercial space, access to millions of potential new customers, support for business development, and brand awareness. This has potential to be a game changer for small business owners in the Atlanta area. The announcement also mentions that there is potential for food trucks to set up near the storefronts.

Atlanta Beltline

The application deadline is April 15. This program is made possible with a $750,000 grant from the private family foundation the Kendeda Fund.

Atlanta Beltline [Official]
The Village Market [Official]
The Kendeda Fund [Official]