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New Partnership Program Providing One Lucky Business With Capital and Professional Assistance.


Storefront Sponsorship


Community Business
Investment Program

Located: 2003 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003

Adfanie Smith Gray and Aaron Gray, who co-founded The Spot in 2006, are offering their support to help a local entrepreneur expand their business as part of their new Community Business Investment Program  to build a stronger community by supporting existing local businesses and bringing new businesses to the area. The launch of the new Program that will provide one lucky business with the financial and professional assistance needed for a storefront, valued at up to $50,000, in their new development! 

Businesses and individuals who wish to be considered for The Spot EaDo’s storefront sponsorship
can submit video entries and business plans via the button below, now through October 22, 2021.

The top 10 submissions will be chosen for in-person interviews with the

program’s community board and the winner will be announced at the Grand Opening of the new The Spot EaDo and East Downtown development project on November 11, 2021!


  • Must be in business 2-5 years

  • Gross at least $150,000 in revenue 

    • Must provide tax documents as confirmation​

  • Have at least 1 employee

Rules To Enter:

  • Provide Your Full Name, Business Name, Email, and Phone Number

  • Send an overview of your Business Plan

  • Submit Video Entry explaining: 

    1. A pitch about your business

    2. What value your business brings to the community

    3. Why you'd like to be located in the Emancipation Shopping Center

Deadline: October 28, 2021

“As we grow, we want the community to grow with us. This storefront is one way we can give back to make a real impact on someone's business and help make their entrepreneurial dreams come true, right here in the heart of Houston, Texas.”

- Adfanie Smith Gray, Co-founder of The Spot Lounge and Bar.

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