Thank you for your interest in the Storefront Startup Program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be kept on file for one year as we actively attempt to place you in a retail/workspace.
After one year, applicants should submit a new application. In rare cases, we will contact an applicant more than a year after submission.
What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • Size: Chashama's retail locations range from 90 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft. The average size is 400 sq ft or less.
  • Cost: Retail space is free to the business owner. 
  • Additional costs: All spaces require a refundable $250 deposit.
  • Requirements: You must be open to the public for a total of 30 hours a week OR 4 days.
  • Prohibited Materials and Processes: Due to the open floorplan, some materials and processes are not suited to our spaces. Please see this PDF for a list of prohibited materials and processes; this list is subject to change, with a warning.
  • Eligibility: You must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • Work Samples:  Samples must reflect the products you plan to sell or create in our space.
  • Chashama's retail locations are not live-work or storage space. Also, retail locations are not transferable to other businesses.  
  • Groups: Two or more collaborative businesses may apply together to share a space.

Applying to this program indicates you are presentation-ready.

Materials You Will Need For Applying:

  • A resume  in PDF form
  • Your business needs
  • Business Vision (500 words or less)
  • 5 images of your products/services  (.jpg, .png, .tiff: these may be stills from video work). If submitting video work, please link to externally hosted videos.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.