Application: The ARTisan Cafe: A Taste of Richmond for Locals and Tourists – Video!
Based on a successful special events model, The ARTisan Café will operate as a year-round indoor retail market in downtown Richmond for underrepresented and undercapitalized entrepreneurs. Featuring a curated selection of art, jewelry, clothing, home decor, wine, food, and live music, the Café will leverage an innovative social franchising structure allowing it to scale to other markets while creating local jobs. This model will ensure franchising fees benefit the RVA economy through regional strategic partnerships. This much needed, culturally rich, and affordable work-sell space for artisans will launch the next creative center of small business commerce in Richmond.