When the Downtown Sacramento Partnership asked us to participate in their first “Calling All Dreamers” competition we didn’t have to think twice. This competition was designed to inspire and attract entrepreneurial spirit to downtown Sacramento – something we at MarketOne are passionate about. The competition called for entries from aspiring entrepreneurs whose dream was to open their own business.

The best idea and business plan would win a package including a rent free store front in the 800 J lofts building and support services including tenant improvements. That’s where we jumped in, donating $10,000 in labor and services for one of the winners.

We are now working with winner, Andy Paul, future owner of Andy’s Candy Apothecary, whose dream of opening a “Best in Class” candy boutique is becoming a reality. We are creating a space for Andy that reflects his high quality brand in a sophisticated, urban storefront.

Construction will begin in September. We’ll keep you posted with photos of our journey with Andy over the next few months.