Red Wing’s Retail Challenge is 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 is valued at up to $40,000 to help launch a new business. Applications due no later than April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM.
Red Wing offers a permanent population of more than 16,000 and bustles with a steady stream of traffic pulsing through the heart of downtown. It’s also a thriving regional center for tourism, medical care, industry and technology, with more than 400,000 out-of-town visitors every year. The vibrant arts community and plethora of specialty stores attracts many visitors from all over the region, including Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester.
Over the past few years, a number of retailers have decided to retire without any successor. Due to these transitions, a handful of retail spaces are available for sale or lease. This is an exciting time to open a business in Red Wing. By October 2016, we will have transformed our downtown with attractive new lighting, streetscapes, walkways and beautiful landscaping. Now is the time to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Apply today!
Red Wing Downtown Main Street
207 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066