A Retail Incubator – Times Gazette

Shops can be accessed from Posey Plaza in downtown Greenfield. The event space is visible in the back of the photo.

Photo by Angela Berger

Posey Plaza, Greenfield’s new incubator space at 228 Jefferson St., was officially welcomed into downtown Greenfield on Wednesday.

Owner Misty Posey, who also owns Phase 2 next door, said she wanted to open the space as an incubator to help other small businesses start and grow their businesses here in Greenfield.

There are five places, and they are all full. These include Backyard Primitive Design, Sassy Sisters Boutique, Ohio Red Barn, Vibrational Sound Massage and another that will open in the next few months.

There is also event space at the back of the building that can be rented. Currently, a refrigerator is available for use with the space, and there are plans to add a kitchenette, Posey said. Restrooms are also available for those using the space. For more information on space rental, visit Phase 2 during business hours (Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.) and talk to Misty or call 937-763-9829.

There are no particular hours of operation for Posey Plaza, rather the space is open based on individual store owners in the space.

To help celebrate the occasion, Posey received a bag full of items from local businesses including Fifth Third Bank, Community Savings Bank, Merchants Bank, Southern Hills Community Banks, Jetts Pro Embroidery and Junkluggers. The banner used for these welcomes and bearing the words “Welcome to the Village of Greenfield”, was provided by Jetts.

“I love that we have an entrepreneur who built a space that she wasn’t even sure she could occupy,” City Manager Todd Wilkin said Wednesday. “Not only did it fulfill it, but it created opportunities for promising entrepreneurs to grow in downtown Greenfield.”

Angela Shepherd is a correspondent for the village of Greenfield.

Shops can be accessed from Posey Plaza in downtown Greenfield. The event space is visible in the back of the photo.

Posey Plaza is home to five businesses, an event space

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