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Seattle Office of Economic Development Launches Seattle Restored, Matching Local Small Businesses and Artists with Vacant Downtown Storefront

Stylized image that is a collage of artists, art work, downtown storefronts, and text. Text reads "Seattle Restored: Reviving Downtown Seattle with Creativity & Commerce." Logos include: Shunpike, Seattle Good Business Network, and Seattle Office of Economic Development

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is partnering with Seattle Good Business Network and Shunpike to match 25 vacant downtown Seattle storefronts with pop-up shops and art installations.  These projects will benefit neighborhoods, small businesses, artists and property owners by creating vibrant and engaging streetscapes that encourage the public to visit downtown Seattle, support local businesses and support local artists—particularly Black, Indigenous, and other entrepreneurs and artists of color. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR) established under the American Rescue Plan.  

Seattle Restored storefronts will be open from December 2021 through April 2022, providing flexible short-term activations that run for two to four months. There is no cost to participate, and the program will provide $2,500 in working capital to each participating small business and artist.  

Applications for Seattle Restored will closed Monday, January 17, 2021.

Applicants will be notified by February 25, 2022. For more information, eligibility, requirements, and information sessions on Seattle Restored, go to

For additional questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact the Seattle Office of Economic Development at (206) 684-8090 or

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is committed to building an equitable and inclusive economy that benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse communities. The Commercial Affordability and Neighborhood Business District teams support local businesses, building owners, and residents to unite and work together around a common vision for business districts, and connect local businesses to technical assistance and resources to stabilize and grow and thrive.