South Norwalk, CT: Local real estate collective AGW SONO Partners announced its latest Washington Street project this week with a call for entrepreneurs to pitch their business concept and be entered to win a free commercial pop-up space on Washington Street in the Historic SoNo District. The concept is another initiative put forth by AGW SONO Partners, who manage 27 properties on Washington Street, and their marketing arm for the portfolio, OnWashington.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to pitch AGW with their passion project, a restaurant concept, a retail product, a unique service, or an entertaining idea that can be introduce to the public.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for a business to be able to conduct market research with consumers, test the waters in a commercial and public setting, or just go all out and sell product, “says Linda Kavanagh, the Director of OnWashington, “So many people this past year have had to pivot with their careers, and many are seizing the opportunity to reinvent themselves and pursue a career in something they are truly passionate about. This contest is truly a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit.”
CONTEST DETAILS: WWW.ONWASHINGTONST.COM
Business Ideas will be evaluated by AGW SONO Partners and OnWashington.
*Submissions are due by March 31, 2021
The winner will be contacted by April 7, 2021.
The location and terms of conducting business in the awarded space will be outlined by AGW SONO Partners.
Utilizing the portfolio’s available spaces is something AGW has become known for since this New York-based company swept into town in November 2019. OnWashington is AGW’s marketing arm for Washington Street Historic District, which includes a website, social media platforms @onwashingtonst, and an ongoing agenda that focuses on supporting its tenants, enhancing the block, and attracting new tenants to open their business on Washington Street.
In September 2020, AGW built and launched Norwalk To-Go, a custom take-out and delivery platform designed to assist their restaurant tenants with their enhanced take-out and delivery portion of their businesses. The program is fully funded by AGW so its restaurant tenants no longer need to absorb the 30% fee that third party delivery companies gouge them with. Restaurants keep 100% of their sales! Norwalk To-Go has reached over $65,000 in sales since launching.
To date, AGW and OnWashington have produced several high-profile community events, including Art OnWashington, which filled Washington Street Historic District storefronts with an eclectic collection of thought-provoking art; the 2020 SoNo Arts Festival “Gallery Walk”, setting up eight gallery locations on Washington Street during September and October; and the SoNo Holiday Market, transforming eight locations into festive gift shops and filling the street with live holiday music.
“Our goal is to establish Washington Street Historic District as a premier destination to live, work, and play," said Adam Greenbaum, Managing Partner, AGW SONO Partners. “To accomplish this, the success of our tenants is vital, as is the continued enrichment of the neighborhood. Support comes in many forms and we are committed to finding creative ways to enhance Washington Street Historic District.”