Westfield is offering business incubator space at the Oculus

I thought this would be of interest since we have so many entrepreneurs in the neighborhood.

Westfield, which runs the Oculus, has created an incubator program to use their spaces in flexible lease deals for both short and long-term deals for kiosks, pop-ups and in-line space. They are hosting an event to explain it on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30p, at Gansevoort Liberty Market, as part of a Manhattan Chamber of Commerce event. Register here.

The program has been created for small, locally owned businesses, and especially minority- and women-owned businesses. During the event interested business owners and entrepreneurs can tour retail spaces immediately available with lease options uniquely tailored for small and MWBE businesses seeking iconic storefront opportunities.

I did ask what rents would be, and this is the response from Will Lewis, the director of marketing for Westfield World Trade Center: “We work on a case by case basis with each individual business, and tailor leases to provide the accessibility and flexibility needed to enable a small business to grow and flourish at Westfield World Trade Center. We offer flexibility across a range of lease terms depending on the business’ needs.”