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Kitchen at Findlay Market on WVXU Cincinnati

Over-the-Rhine chocolatier Paul Picton, owner of Maverick Chocolate Company, is looking for a way to grow his business to include chocolate desserts. But, right now, he doesn’t have the kitchen equipment he needs to experiment and produce products on a larger scale.

Beginning this fall he’ll be able to use a new 8,000 square foot food […]

April 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Request for Proposals: “Demolition of Properties Located at: 1731 Llewellyn Avenue, Baltimore MD 21213”

American Communities Trust (ACT) is developing The Baltimore Food Hub located at 1801 E Oliver Street and 1731 Llewellyn Avenue in the City of Baltimore.The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from Contractors for the demolition of properties located at 1731 Llewellyn Ave, Baltimore MD 21213.

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March 23rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the Centre at 10 East North Avenue!

ACT’s early investment sparked this transformative project

On Tuesday evening, March 3rd, the lights came on the historic marquee of Baltimore’s Centre Theater. The 67,000 square-foot building, located on North Avenue in the emerging Station North Arts and Entertainment District, sat vacant for years. But soon it will be the glimmering new home for the film […]

March 5th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Fast Company: A food desert in Louisville will soon become one of the biggest havens for local food in the country

A factory in Louisville, Kentucky made chewing tobacco for over a century before folding in 2009. Now the abandoned site is a symbol of how the city is changing: The 24-acre brownfield will soon become one of the largest hubs for local food in the U.S. Read more

March 5th, 2015|News|

OMA Designs Food Port for West Louisville

OMA has unveiled plans for a mixed-use project that will consolidate facilities for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers in Louisville. A collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky, the 24-acre “Food Port” will transform a former tobacco plant into an “active economic and community hub” that shapes a “new model […]

February 26th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

How Kentucky farms compare with those nationally and other fun facts

That is, in comparison to the national average. Nationally, the average farm is 434 acres, compared with only 163 acres in Kentucky.

Because the state’s agriculture economy is mostly composed of small-time farms, it a good candidate for a food port, said Stephen Reily, founder of Seed Capital Kentucky, a nonprofit organization started in 2011 to […]

February 2nd, 2015|News|

Model Group expanding redevelopment project near Findlay Market

The Model Group is expanding the size of its redevelopment project next to Findlay Market with an additional $5 million in investment.

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February 2nd, 2015|News|

Could Cultural Diversity Be The Key To Miami’s Life Science Boom?

As Life Science and health technology parks pop up all over the US, it is rare to see them filled with minorities. However, when based in Miami, there is no choice. The city itself boasts several large hospital systems and universities, a growing startup scene, the most genetic diversity in the US, a booming urban […]

January 27th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Check out how the West Louisville Food Port might look

Seed Capital Kentucky now has renderings and a master plan to show to foundations and potential investors as they seek money for the West Louisville Food Port project.

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January 22nd, 2015|News|

Findlay Market creating incubator kitchen to help food entrepreneurs

Findlay Market took control of an Elm Street property two weeks ago, and construction is slated to begin on the market’s 8,000-square-foot incubator kitchen in May. The project will yield five industrial kitchens that will help launch and grow food-related businesses.

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January 20th, 2015|News|