The Corner Spot

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We have surpassed our fundraising goal of $25,000 and have raised over $38,000 to create a place where our community can gather! With the match of $25,000 from MassDevelopment we will start to rebuild the temporary space for a June launch. Thank you to all who have supported this project, stay connected, there is so much more to come!

The Corner Sport
is a place in downtown Ashland where businesses can test-drive their market and residents can come together. The Corner Spot is intended to stimulate economic activity, attract new developers and business owners, and increase foot traffic downtown to help support existing and future business.

The Corner Spot will be located at 6 Cherry Street and will serve as the home for new businesses to "pop up" every 4-6 weeks, allowing residents to enjoy a variety of potential additions to the Ashland business community.

Even more than a business opportunity, The Corner Spot will serve as:
-a downtown destination
-the place to catch up on town news
-see a movie on a summer night
-have a business meeting 
-connect with a friend

It is a place that will always have something for children and will be a safe and comfortable environment to sit, relax and enjoy the sounds of the town. It will become a destination worth walking to and a place people can meet.

The Corner Spot can bring new life into our downtown incorporating outdoor seating, tables, chairs and a place and give us a bright glimpse of what is possible for the future of Ashland.

Are you a business that would like to have some time in a pop-up store front? 

Through May 5th, we will be taking applications for qualified businesses to use the store front at The Corner Spot via this form. Please forward to any local business owners you think may be interested and a good fit. Book your time slot for one week or six and see what you can do!

Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors who want the Corner Spot to be a place where the community comes together!

Meg Joyce, InKind Design                                     
Glenn Travis, GMT Home Designs                         
Teri Wysor, The Embroidery Place     
Ashland Boys Scouts Troop #232

Thank you to everyone for supporting The Corner Spot! Together we make Ashland great! Follow The Corner Spot on Facebook @thecornerspot

 A special thank to the wonderful committee that has made this possible:
Brandi Kinsman, Betsy Emberley, Tricia Kendall, Nadine Heaps, Jenn Ball

 Thank you to so many others that embraced the vision and helped make it reality: Meg Abbey, InKind Design for our wonderful logo, Glenn Travis, GMT Home Designs for the beautiful renderings; Teri Wysor, The Embroidery Place for the car magnets

I am very grateful to the many residents and businesses that support this project! Thank you to MassDevelopment and Patronicity for their support in creating something wonderful for our community!


Beth Reynolds, Economic Development Director      

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Progress at The Corner Spot! 

In the News...
Cherry Street house demolished to make way for The Corner Spot
The demolition brings the Corner Spot project closer to fruition. Officials hope to have the
land converted to a park and pop-up business market by June, and believe the new addition will stimulate small business activity downtown.