Open Storefront

by Jody McGuire | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

The goal of this idea is to fill vacant storefronts with activity. This program would be an economic incubator, attracting young entrepreneurs to St. Paul. The project would be to seek out and link property owners with creative entrepreneurs and to develop the guidelines for a temporary real estate transaction. Start-up companies, artists, and makers could set up shop in specific areas, which would lead to the city of St. Paul developing new nodes of creative energy.

About You

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About You

First Name

Jody

Last Name

McGuire

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United States

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Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

Aaron Amosson, Nancy Wagner, Dave Wagner

How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

About Your Organization (if applicable)

Organization Name (if applicable)

Studio 8 Architecture + Interiors

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Organization Country

United States

Your idea

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Title of your idea

Open Storefront

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

The goal of this idea is to fill vacant storefronts with activity. This program would be an economic incubator, attracting young entrepreneurs to St. Paul. The project would be to seek out and link property owners with creative entrepreneurs and to develop the guidelines for a temporary real estate transaction. Start-up companies, artists, and makers could set up shop in specific areas, which would lead to the city of St. Paul developing new nodes of creative energy.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It would give new life to forgotten spaces.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It will stimulate creative activity and street life.

Sustainability

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Some of these creatives will keep their businesses in St. Paul, leading to long term, stable, economic growth.

lmh lhjl said: Opening a store needs a lot of preparation. You cannot just do something without planning. - YOR Health about this Competition Entry. - 2603 days ago read more >

Jody McGuire updated this Competition Entry. - 2846 days ago

Jody McGuire submitted this idea. - 2846 days ago