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How tough can it be when the rent is free?

Posted by Joe Bell on January 15, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2020 Contact: Joe Bell Director of Corporate Communications The Cafaro Company 330-743-7688 814-864-7945 ext. 102 724-730-4532 (Mobile)

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. Millcreek Mall has a way to remove that fear for one budding retailer with the Small Shop Showdown. Here’s how it works: Between January 6, 2020 and February 17, 2020, pitch your potential business online at Fill out the application form, explaining the business plan for your product or service. Millcreek Mall’s leasing staff will evaluate the proposals and announce one lucky winner on March 2. 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 May 1 – October 31, 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. Special services and consideration will be provided by Erie New Now and MG Restoration And Services along with PPG Paints. (Please note: The winner must be ready to open for business May 1, 2020. A complete list of contest details and restrictions is available on the website.) The Millcreek Mall Complex is located on upper Peach Street and Interstate 79 in Millcreek Township, near Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been serving the community since 1975 and has been expanded and renovated numerous times, keeping it up-to-date with current regional mall uses, trends and occupancies. The complex currently comprises more than 2 million square feet of shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment. For more information, visit Millcreek Mall Complex is owned and managed as part of the Cafaro family of companies, based in Niles, Ohio. To learn more about the Cafaro organization, go to ###

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