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Republic Spaces: Helping Emerging Designers Get Access to Retail Space

Adele Peters

A new startup called Republic Spaces wants to help revive local town centers by connecting small retailers with emerging designers who want to get more exposure but can't afford to rent their own space. Retailers can carry less inventory, increase foot traffic, and make money from renting out a part of their store.

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  • Kenneth McGrath

    Reminds me a little of in inline kiosk movement in retail malls that happened originally in the 1980s where smaller vendors set up small shops in the middle of the main walking paths of urban shopping malls. Here we're looking at a rejuvenation of outdoor spaces with a similar footprint but with a uniquely different value proposition. I like this a lot. I think this idea will make cities everywhere more diverse while creating new distribution channels for creative people. Bravo!