Downtown Wilmington and the Creative District is home to a vibrant and dynamic consumer experience with a unique mix of retail, restaurant, pop-up, gallery and other street-level spaces.
Building on the momentum and growth that the Downtown and Creative District have experienced in recent years, the mission of the Wilmington Storefront Project (WSP) is to coordinate marketing of available storefronts and engagement with prospective tenants in order to identify appropriate uses for available spaces.
A group of invested partners are developing a comprehensive strategy to effectively market and fill currently available spaces. Known as the Wilmington Storefront Project, this collective effort is led by a partnership of The Buccini/Pollin Group, The City of Wilmington — Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Downtown Visions and Wilmington Renaissance Corporation.
Development Phase Goals
Inventory of all available storefronts, including space description and rent agreement details
Collection of relevant market data that prospective tenants would want information on
Evaluation of most recent list of desired retail establishments
Production and distribution of marketing materials
Creation and promotion of WSP website
Development of a list of target commercial brokers
Development of a list of target regional small business owners
Development of a 15-month cultivation strategy
Engagement of a full or part-time individual to conduct cultivation
Development of benchmarking success measures and timelines
Core Operating Activities
Identification and outreach to prospective business owners
Engagement with interested business owners
Site location assistance
Assistance and consultation with regulatory approvals
Access to demographic and consumer market data
Business development technical assistance
Coordination of incentives
Tenant Fit Out
Downtown Development District Grants
Low-interest long-term financing
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The following properties are currently available and may qualify for incentives. Please contact Will Minster at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
101 W 9th St.
105 W 9th St.
113 W 9th St.
107 W 9th St.
214 W 9th St.
216 W 9th St.
219 113 W 9th St.
224 W 9th St.
226 W 9th St.
302-320 W 9th St.
401 N Market St.
402 N Market St.
404 N Market St.
405 N Market St.
406 N Market St.
407 N Market St.
408 N Market St.
409 N Market St.
410 N Market St.
411 N Market St.
412 N Market St.
415 N Market St.
417 N Market St.
608 N Market St.
627 N Market St.
701 N Market St.
727 N Market St.
815 N Market St.
824 N Market St.
835 N Market St.
907 N Orange St.
909 N Orange St.
925 N Orange St.