Project Storefronts is an award-winning program created by the City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism and the office of Economic Development that brings fresh, innovative arts-related businesses to life in formerly empty retail spaces around New Haven. Conceived as a way to energize some of New Haven’s commercial areas while enhancing the city’s standing as the “Creative Capital of Connecticut,” Project Storefronts works with “creative entrepreneurs” to transform vacant storefronts into places that attract shoppers and potential tenants while increasing area foot traffic. Project Storefronts negotiates with property owners for access to empty retail spaces.
These spaces are then provided via a competitive application process to budding entrepreneurs, allowing them the opportunity to test the viability of new, innovative business and retail initiatives while educating them also about what it takes to be a successful businessperson.
Project Storefronts has received national and international press coverage for its breakthrough new concepts.
To apply to Project Storefronts, complete the following application and send via e-mail: Info@ProjectStoreFrontNewHaven.com or mail to: 165 Church St. New Haven, CT, 06510, 6th Floor – Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, ATTN: Project Storefronts