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Posted by Joe Bell on May 1, 2019
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April 29, 2019



Joe Bell                                                            Alyson Carson

Director of Corporate Communications                Marketing Director

Cafaro Company                                               Eastwood Mall Complex                                   

330-743-7688                                                     330-652-6980 ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


How tough can it be when the rent is free?


Do you have a great idea for a retail business? Maybe the only thing holding you back is the fear of what it would cost to rent store space. Eastwood Mall has a way to remove that fear for one budding retailer with the Small Shop Showdown.

Here’s how it works: Between April 29 and June 7, 2019, pitch your potential business online at Fill out the application form, explaining the business plan for your product or service. Eastwood Mall’s leasing staff will evaluate the proposals and announce one lucky winner on June 21.   The winner of the Small Shop Showdown will enjoy 26 weeks of FREE RENT inside the mall. This new business will be able to take advantage of a prime location with lots of customer traffic from July 22 – January 20, 2020.

In addition to the rent-free store space, the winner will receive a package of promotional assistance to help get the business off the ground, including posters, a news release, digital signage and advertising on social media. (Please note: The winner must be ready to open for business July 22, 2019. A complete list of contest details and restrictions is available on the website.)

The Eastwood Mall Complex is located at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, in Niles, Ohio. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving the community, it is one of America’s largest shopping complexes, with more than 200 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options. The Eastwood Mall Complex is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio. For more information, visit online at: and







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