Could the retail district for Ingleside be modelled on the Seabrook retail principles?
Here are just a few ideas (Do you have others? Please add to comments below):
- “Incubate” small businesses – allowing them to start small and grow with the business.
- Cafes and a “local” pub.
- Bread bakery.
- Set up flexible spaces – such as markets rather than shops – which can be used/shared for other activities (e.g. BBQs or playgrounds).
- Encourage local arts/crafts people.
- Encourage local food growers/produces.
- Establish a community garden (maybe using existing greenhouses) which can sell its produce at the market.
- Maybe have a small community farm with chickens, a cow – need to be investigated. Again selling at the market.
- Have a “Men’s Shed” (not just for men) where people can learn crafts and sell work at the local market.
- Establish a knitting circle – again selling products at local market
- An art group, a photography, a pottery, a sculpture group, etc, etc – all which could sell at the local market.
- THE LIST could go on and on!
Check out the video to see what they have done as Seabrook, WA. I think we could do even better here!