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.