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What Kind of Businesses Does LAUNCH GLOUCESTER Need?

In order to determine the business concepts we wanted to seek for the Community Business Launch entrepreneur competition, we updated the market analysis for Gloucester County and then looked closer at the Gloucester Village to determine what concepts would support market demand, complemented our current business mix, and fit the vacancy we currently have available.

Below are the business types that will be given priority during the application process:

RETAIL – We are looking for highly specialized retail concepts:

  • Specialty Food Stores: These concepts should take into consideration the current businesses in this category and present a compelling concept that complements existing business. Priority will be given to these businesses that build in a social component. These businesses would be expected to be open until 6:30PM at least 5 days a week.
    • Examples but not limited to these: Seafood Market, Bakery, Butcher Shop, Pre-prepared foods.
  • Apparel Stores: These concepts should be creative and fill a niche not already filled on the Main Street. These businesses will be expected to stay open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Clothing Accessories & Jewelry: These concepts should be creative and fill a niche not already filled on the Main Street. These businesses will be expected to stay open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Sporting Goods Stores: These concepts should be creative and are encouraged to target a specific niche, not general. Example but not limited to these: Running Store, Physical Training, and Outdoor Recreation. These businesses will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Gift Stores: These concepts should be creative and fill a niche not already filled on Main Street. These businesses will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Furniture & Home Décor: These concepts should fill a niche not already filled in Gloucester County. This concept could incorporate other concepts within it but is expected to focus on quality merchandise. These businesses would be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Pet Related Stores: Creative specialty retail for pets. This could include a dog groomer as well. Developing a social component from this concept would be desirable. These businesses will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Art Related Retail: These concepts should be related to the arts and fill a niche not already filled on the Main Street. These businesses will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.

Service Businesses:

  • Health & Beauty Concepts: These concepts should be creative and could include a retail component. Example but not limited to: day spas, personal care, and bath & body type retail. These businesses will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
  • Computer Repair/Sales: This concept has the requirement of the applicant being APPLE certified for repair. This business will be expected to be open until 6:30PM 5 days a week.
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