We’re excited to announce that 10 new business concepts moving forward in our Calling All Dreamers retail business incubator! This cohort will continue through a multi-month boot camp series, and upon completion, one business will be awarded the coveted business start-up package, including $20,000 in cash and in-kind services valued at more than $120,000. The remaining entrepreneurs who complete the program will be awarded $5,000 in cash when they open their business in the downtown district. Learn more about the potential businesses coming to downtown below!
This popular coffee cart specializes in hand-selected, hand-pressed, and hand-crafted specialty coffee and teas. All drinks are hand-shaken and chilled, using only the best ingredients, down to the local farm they get their milk from.
Dipped N Color
Dipped N Color is a family-friendly creative paint studio that hosts themed events, including Paint & Sip Nights, Mommy-and-Me paint events, private paint parties, and “splat paint parties.” Their mission is to inspire every parent and child to connect deeply and create freely.
Flora & Fauna Provisions
A café concept that celebrates the farm-to-fork movement, featuring a seasonal menu based on the same ingredients you would find at a farmer’s market at that time of year. This unique culinary experience supports local agriculture, small businesses, and the community.
+Life Juice Market
A juice bar concept offering cold-pressed juice, smoothies, bowls, and other healthy food options with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients sourced from sustainable farmers. +Life Juice Bar will also serve as a wellness space with the community in mind.
A much-needed market concept offering fresh local foods and specialty items, featuring a coffee café and deli. Customers will be able to shop for produce and dry ingredients or stay to enjoy a quick meal.
A non-traditional bakery and café serving made-to-order cookies (fondly referred to as “qookies”) that are customizable with a variety of in-house toppings and served in an aesthetic environment.
An eco-friendly, sustainable fashion and art collective, specializing in high-end vintage fashion, wearable art, and home pieces. This retro-vintage co-op will curate sustainable vintage pieces for resale at the shop and online store.
Smoke N Link
A Sacramento farmers market favorite, Smoke N Link specializes in making homemade sausages and showcasing a variety of styles and flavors including veggie and vegan options.
A zero-proof bar concept where people can gather, socialize, and enjoy a night out in a setting that feels like a bar, but with an alternate beverage menu.
West Coast Taco Bar
Voted Sacramento Bee’s “Best Burrito in Sacramento,” this well-known food truck is passionate about connecting with their community by providing a mix of traditional and innovative menu items.