Originally published in KSAT12
A new incubator program will give San Antonio small businesses a chance to explore retail selling during the holidays without having to pay rent in a downtown space.
Centro San Antonio is a local nonprofit that works to make downtown more beautiful, prosperous and playful.
“If you’ve ever been downtown, you’ve probably seen our ambassadors. They are the wonderful men and women in yellow uniforms who make sure our city is clean and beautiful,” said Kailey DeLuca, Main Street navigator for Centro San Antonio. “We also do programs and placemaking activation and economic development.”
The organization is accepting applications until Aug. 31 for its new Holidays on Houston Street incubator program.
“The Holidays and Houston Street program is connecting local makers, artisans, artists, small businesses with the opportunity to pop up completely rent-free in an available retail space at one of our property partners downtown along Houston Street,” DeLuca said during a KSAT Money Q&A.
She said the program would allow small business owners to explore the realities of retail store management with a lower risk.