Red Wing’s Retail Challenge was a contest to support one lucky winner in opening a retail store in Red Wing’s historic downtown business district. The prize package for the winner was valued at up to $40,000 to help launch a new business. In June 2016, Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter was selected as the Grand Prize winner. The judging committee was very impressed by the applications and additional funds were secured for two runner-ups: Red Wing Mercantile and Red Wing Comic & Games. Please visit the Retail Challenge contest page for more background information or view the articles that were published below.