Shift Capital and its partners are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge - a collaborative effort to reimagine this once vibrant Philadelphia business corridor. Like many former economic hubs in the city, the "Ave" has suffered from a world that left old urban-style, walkable retail behind. This is an opportunity for Philadelphia, and the world, to reimagine what tomorrow's walkable, urban corridor might look like.
We are seeking both the dreamers and the doers, the old school and the new school. We can't do this without a key ingredient...YOU, which may include entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, Kensington residents, nonprofit organizations, restaurant owners, business owners, makers, and artists. Our goal is to find the right combination of old businesses and new concepts and support them in this effort.
What Will You Win?
Final structure of each deal to be negotiated individually
September 12, 2017: Official Launch, Applications available for download
September 27, 2017: Launch Event, 6-8pm, at KENSINGTON STOREFRONT (2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134)
October 7, 2017: Open house, all spaces will be open for viewing from 12-2pm
November 1, 2017: Deadline for submittal of APPLICATIONS
November 17, 2017: Announcement of Applicants advancing to Presentation Round.
Week of December 4, 2017: Remaining Applicants present their concepts to the Review Committee. Presentation to be no more than 5 minutes. Exact date and location TBD
December 18, 2017: Announcement of Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge Winners