MAIN STREET MARKET CHALETS
Main Street Market brings together the idea of pop-up (temporary) businesses with the tiny house movement, to create a tiny retail village. Hart City Council approved a Pop-Up Incubator Program to support the creation of new small businesses and provide more opportunities for entrepreneurs. Main Street Market is an inclusive Marketplace for retail startups that will have a unique footprint in the heart of downtown and attract more shoppers and tourists to Hart.
Entrepreneurs and home-based businesses often face many barriers in launching a brick-and-mortar business. This program will offer resources, mentoring, and education to help them learn about the market, improve their business skills, and generate revenue.
Funded in part by the USDA Rural Business Development Grant the Hart Economic and Redevelopment Team (HEART) has worked to deliver this program. Members of HEART will be responsible for choosing six entrepreneurs from the applications submitted. Entrepreneurs will be chosen for their market readiness and distinctive products.
Which businesses will be featured?
The six selected businesses will be announced soon.
How do I rent a chalet?
The 2023 season won't start until July 1st so the reduced rate for the season will be $500 (for the entire season) payment options are available. Chalet's can be used until October 31st. You must agree to be open during the required hours (below) throughout the summer July 1 - September 2, 2023.
When will the Market be open for business?
Main Street Market is expected to open by July 1, 2023.
Businesses will be open (at minimum) - you may find them open at other times as well:
Thursdays 6pm- 9pm
Fridays 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am – 3 pm
How big are the chalets?
The chalets are 10x14 and will be wired with 4 outlets, overhead lights, and an outdoor light. 4 of the sheds have a double-door entry on the side to allow for large items to be brought in/out. The inside is unfinished - tenants are allowed to paint and hang temporary shelving.
Questions? Contact our Community and Economic Development Director, Nichole Kleiner at (231) 923-0920 or firstname.lastname@example.org