The Corner Spot

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The Corner Spot 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 is located at 6 Cherry Street and serves as the home for new businesses to "pop up" every week (or more), allowing residents to enjoy a variety of potential additions to the Ashland business community.

Even more than a business opportunity, The Corner Spot serves as:
-a downtown destination
-the place to catch up on town news and watch the kids play
-a place to have dinner with family and friends and enjoy music and dancing
-have a business meeting with free wi-fi
-connect with a friend on a porch swing

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

The Corner Spot has brought new life into our downtown incorporating outdoor seating and tables, porch swings, a free mini library, kids play area  and a place that gives us a bright glimpse of the future of Ashland's downtown area.

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

Please send your application to Beth Reynolds at breynolds@ashlandmass.com. Book your time slot for one week or up to six weeks! We can't wait to see your business grow! 

CLICK HERE for an application  

If you plan to serve food, CLICK HERE for a temporary permit from the Board of Health

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 Nesbitt, 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!

Sincerely,

Beth Reynolds, Economic Development Director      

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Before and After at The Corner Spot! 

In the News...

Ashland Downtown Finds Home-grown success

For years, Ashland has been trying to revive its downtown, not an easy task given the growing dominance of web commerce and the vagaries of the economy. But this year, two homegrown efforts have come to fruition.  One is the Corner Spot, a community gathering place and incubator for pop-up businesses that occupies a corner lot on Cherry Street near Town Hall that was once anchored by an old, abandoned house.

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.