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1700 Old Leonard Avenue

Columbus, OH 43219

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This fall, ECDI launches Food Fort 2.0!

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The Food Fort, a kitchen incubator and initiative of ECDI, is a practical and supportive space for aspiring chefs in need. It is a communal facility where passionate food-based entrepreneurs can collaborate and learn how to make their dreams into reality. The Food Fort was designed to help overcome the hurdles of starting a food-based business, and it continues to offer innovative solutions to new issues.

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Featuring:

  • Resource Fair
  • Lunch & Learn with Chase
  • Tour of the new facility

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Why expand the food fort?

Because the demand and success rate is just THAT high! Aspiring food-based entrepreneurs in Columbus have taken notice to ECDI and the Food Fort, and wish to follow in the footsteps of past success stories.

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More than a warehouse.

Food Fort 2.0 represents the progression in ECDI’s quest to provide assistance at every point in the process of turning a concept into an enterprise. As more and more thriving, self-sustaining food businesses graduated out of the Fort, we identified the opportunity to create a separate space for owners whose needs had grown beyond what the original space could offer but were not yet ready to have their own facilities.

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Anchor Tenant: Dos Hermanos Tacos

Meet Lisa Gutierez, owner of Dos Hermanos Tacos. Coming to ECDI in 2012, she had little capital but big dreams. Through her hard work and the support of ECDI, she has grown her business into a greatly successful taco conglomerate in the Columbus Area. Featured at Ohio State football games, Columbus Crew soccer matches, the Ohio North Market and more, Gutierez has shown what a driven individual can accomplish with the help of ECDI and the Food Fort.

*Try one for yourself at the social!*

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We would like to highlight JP Morgan as the lead sponsor of the Food Fort 2.0 Social! THANK YOU for your constant efforts supporting ECDI, the Columbus community, and its entrepreneurs.

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