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Main Street Pop-Up Program

OTR’s Main Street district is the place to be! This pivotal economic and community corridor in Cincinnati’s urban core features a hidden gem in Ziegler Park as well as an eclectic collection of small businesses. Add it all up, and Main Street has a vibe and energy that is unique to the area. The Main Street Pop-Up Program has been created to build on that energy by welcoming new entrepreneurs to activate the area's vacant storefronts. The program will offer short-term leases, potential financial incentives, and more, all with the goal of bringing more businesses to the area. Read on to learn how to open your concept as a pop-up in one of the area's many available storefronts!

Scroll down to submit an application today!

About the Program

3CDC is operating the Main Street Pop-up Program on behalf of the City of Cincinnati. The Program, which resulted from the Main Street Task Force, is being undertaken along with a significant investment in expanding Ziegler Park and other efforts to reinvigorate Main Street.

We want you to bring your business to Main Street and contribute to the incredible energy and vibrancy in the area. We're looking for a range of concepts -- from restaurants to retailers to salons to offices. And we're making the process easy and stress free. Think you have an idea for the next hot spot in town? We want to see it on Main Street!

Program Benefits

Easy to apply. Just fill out the application below.

Flexible lease terms. Short-term leases start at 3 months.

Option for renewal. If your business is killing it, keep it going by extending the lease.

Partnership possibilities. You can share space with another entrepreneur.

Potential financial incentives. We'll work with you on creative ways to help with start-up costs.

Built-in customer base. Main Street is an established business district, with many customers. You can build on that base and add to foot traffic!

Ready to join us on Main Street?!? Scroll down and fill out the application.

Tour the Main Street District

Current Pop-Up Tenants

Hello Beautiful, 1415 Main Street

i75 Sumitt Club, 1319 Main Street

Selfie Cincy, 1316 Main Street

Thee Make-Up Room, 1249 Main Street

Main Street Pop-Up Program Application

Do you want to take over a vacant storefront on Main Street to test out your business idea and add to the energy in this exciting business district in OTR? Fill out the application below and a member of our team will follow up with your shortly.

General Information

Your Name(Required)
Check all that apply.
Do you identify as an immigrant, refugee or displaced person?(Required)
Check all that apply.
What is your annual household income?(Required)
How did you hear about the Main Street Pop-Up Program?
Check all that apply.

Business Information

Please include the following details: business idea, target consumer, primary product or service you intend to sell or offer, price range of your product(s) or service(s), planned operating hours, your marketing plan and how you intend to promote your pop-up.
Is your business currently in operation?(Required)
If currently operating, how long have you been in business?(Required)
If currently operating, are you currently located in another storefront or online only?(Required)
Will the Main Street location be a new location, relocation or second location for your business?(Required)
Which of the following is closest to your annual business revenue?(Required)
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Mark any relevant certifications for your business.(Required)
Is the business currently insured?(Required)
Business insurance is a requirement of the Program, and if selected you will be required to provide a copy of your business insurance with (The City and/or landlord) listed as additional insured.
Does the business currently possess all required permits for operating?(Required)
Businesses must possess all required permits for the Program
Do you currently have all the furniture, fixtures and equipment needed to open a storefront?(Required)

Additional Business Info

Are you interested in learning about financial support for any of the following:
Check all that apply
Are there professional services that would be useful to you and your business?
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