Wah-la! why not create a small business incubator demanding creativity that offers mentorship, affordable start-up space and financing?
Combining small business development services with private entrepreneurship, freshLAB was born. We’re stirring creativity at the Foodie Challenge, preparing aspiring restaurant owners in the Boot Camp & selecting two more candidates to open a restaurant in the new foodhall on Main Street.
The Batavia Brewing Company will be the anchor start-up eatery, newly coined Eli Fish Brewing Company.
The craft beer specialty house is a partnership between Matt Grey, co-owner of Alex’s Restaurant and Jon Mager with Arctic Refrigeration:
“We live in Batavia currently. We whole-heartedly believe that Batavia is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. By joining the ranks of the many great places to eat and drink downtown we hope to be part of a complete and full resurgence and revitalization that is attracting people back to downtown.”
Affordable turn-key space and financing is provided for the aspiring restauranteur along with on-going mentorship. The venture, also sponsored by USDA, requires the eateries to source regional ingredients.