Spring is in the air – the flowers are blooming, and new businesses are opening in downtown Sandusky. We recently sat down with a few of our RISEing entrepreneurs to talk about their journeys as business owners. The entrepreneurs really opened up as they said “ask me anything”, and we did just that. Now that they’ve opened up personally, it’s time for their businesses to open up in the new Marketplace at Cooke. Follow along as we get to know these entrepreneurs with fun and serious questions, and be sure to visit them in person and ask a few questions yourself at the Grand Opening of the Marketplace on Saturday, April 27. 

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“Ask me Anything” featuring Bake Erie

“Ask us Anything” featuring Doughin’ Crazy

“Ask me Anything” featuring Noble Axes

“Ask me Anything” featuring Fancy Me Boutique

Stay tuned for daily additions to this feature!

Entrepreneurs like these and many other are served through RISE – the Regional Incubator for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. RISE helps businesses at all stages of development navigate the opportunities and challenges that are unique to entrepreneurship. To learn more about RISE, visit our website, or shoot us an email at [email protected].

More About the Marketplace at Cooke

Developed by Meghan & Rick Hogrefe of H2 Property Management, the Marketplace is located in the heart of downtown. With multiple street entrances, the H2 team thought it time to bring “malls” back to downtown. After a $7.5M transformation, the property will open as an indoor retail space with a mix of local shops, food and entertainment. Locals will love the common spaces, as the Hogrefe’s have constructed a history walk through the City of Sandusky with art and artifacts of Sandusky through the ages. Additionally, they are bringing a Children’s Museum to the Lower Level of the Marketplace. Get a sneak peak of the inside here.