COATESVILLE—The Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance is celebrating the grand opening of the Made In Coatesville Small Business Incubator on Saturday, November 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Located at 228 E. Lincoln Highway, the incubator will house seven fledgling businesses that will have regular shopping hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The Made In Coatesville Small Business Incubator will open its doors on November 25th, known nationally as Small Business Saturday®,” says Amber Little-Turner, Downtown Director for the 2nd Century Alliance. “We’re excited to be able to introduce these businesses in time for the holiday shopping season.”
Looker Books, an independent bookstore and the incubator’s first tenant, held its grand opening in August.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this program and to have a downtown location,” said Dana Looker, store owner. “The response from the community has exceeded my expectations.”
Other incubator companies include Kissed By Noelle, Mimi’s Favorite Things, Stingy Brims Hat Company, West Branch Herbs and Teas, DLG Booking & Payroll Services, Valley Crossing Digital and Call Center Connect.
In addition to the physical location of their startups, incubator tenants will have access to business training programs and funding opportunities.
Little-Turner says, “With the recent opening of local restaurant The Record Kitchen in downtown Coatesville, it’s a great opportunity to shop and eat local. We hope everyone considers our local downtown independent businesses when shopping for their holiday gifts.
The 2nd Century Alliance was founded in 2015 when the town celebrated 100 years of incorporation, to ensure Coatesville’s “second century” economic prosperity. A public/private partnership funded in part by Chester County Commissioners and contributions from the private sector, the organization’s mission is to stimulate economic development in the town of Coatesville that enables the community to thrive.