Have a business but want to test out a brick and mortar retail location? Want to start a new business?
Market 59 is a new initiative launched by the City of Pontiac to help grow our business community. In this pilot program you’ll get to experience the realities of having a storefront without the huge overhead responsibilities. Applicants will go through a blind review process to assess their products and business plan and selected participants will set up in a mini storefront (144 square feet) on Block 59 for the summer season (May-September). It is the end goal of the program that participants will feel prepared to grow into a full storefront location at the program’s conclusion. Those who don’t feel ready are welcome to reapply for the program the next year.
Ready to apply to be a Market 59 Shop? Click here to download the application. Completed applications can be sent to Pontiac City Hall or emailed to email@example.com. Interested but not ready to commit? Give us a call at 815-844-3396 or send an email – we’d love to talk further with you.