Vote for the Next Big Small Biz to Win Space in the New Dekalb Market

A few weeks ago, we told you about the contest for a small community-minded  business to win funds, support and six months in a pimped out metal shipping container at the new Dekalb Market headed for downtown Brooklyn. Now we’ve helped the group narrow down the entries to five top ideas, and they’re open for voting.

Each plan is profiled on Dekalb Market’s Facebook page: The options include a sustainably minded radio station, a bike shop and fix-it stop, a produce stand, a store and kitchen for misplaced vendors from the Greenpoint Community Market that got shuttered last year, and a supper club. You can check out the submissions in detail, including artists’ renderings of how cool their containers will look. Check it out and be sure to vote this week!

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.