Information for Vendors
This program is designed to attract small businesses, create more retail shopping and bring people into Downtown Batavia for both this unique destination and the rest of our downtown.
This program offers an opportunity to sell products and services of interest to patrons. Vendors located in the shops will be exposed to traffic from the Batavia Farmers’ Market, Second Fridays and all other events held downtown. There will also be many promotions coming out of both Batavia MainStreet and the City of Batavia to attract patrons to the Boardwalk Shops.
We only have eight 12×12 shops available and expect a large number of applications in 2020. Your application WILL NOT be considered unless it is complete and submitted with a nonrefundable $25 application fee.
Running a business is a big venture and we want you to succeed! This is why we are encouraging all applicants to submit a business plan. If you don’t have one yet, the Small Business Development Center can help you create one.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5 pm.
The jury committee will strive to provide diversity in our vendor offerings. Applications will be reviewed with this in mind.
Other applications may be approved that sell similar items. This does not mean you will be the only vendor to sell this product but if approved, you may not add additional products without approval of the Boardwalk Shop Manager first.
A contract will be provided, and a location assignment will be made by the Boardwalk Shop Manager. All new vendors must participate in marketing and events. All accepted applicants must take a class with the SBDC and other approved training.
No refunds for vendor cancellations will be given. Vendors may not sublet their location to another vendor. Vendors who do so will forfeit their lease and will not receive a refund. Only vendors listed and approved on the original agreement will be allowed.
Electricity is provided to each individual shop. The provided electricity will be enough for general needs- ie. phone charger, register, lighting, etc. Please let us know specifically what your power needs might be if above and beyond that. Generators are not allowed. Running water is not available.
***Cell phone charger, and cash registers usage are already included in the lease. All other items such as coolers, AC units, heaters, and other warming devices will have pay a surcharge of $25 per major appliance per month. ***These items must be approved first.
All businesses/vendors are required to have a business EIN as well as pay sales tax.
Rent & Shop Hours
Each 12 x 12 Boardwalk Shop will be leased from May through October.
Rent for each shop is $2400 for the season in 2020.
***Please note the dates and times are the minimum requirements. Vendors may stay open longer than the times listed. Hours on Monday through Thursday are optional.
May 28 – October 31, 2020
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ***Shops will be required to be open until 8p on all 2nd Fridays from May – October
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
These days and hours are MANDATED. Please consider who can cover your shop if you cannot be there.
Vendors will be given three days they can close throughout the season for emergencies, illness, vacation, etc. Any days after this, the vendor will be fined $50 per day and could be subjected to eviction.
Vendor applicants with additional questions can contact:
Boardwalk Shop Manager- Jamie Saam