Small Business Gets Big Opportunity with Phoenix Firehouse FastPITCH

By Eric Jay Toll

Small businesses have a chance to be part of a team that proposes to adapt the firehouse into a restaurant. Development and restaurateur proposers will be required to reach out to small businesses for goods, services, food, equipment, furniture and more. Making it easy for small businesses to introduce themselves to  proposing teams, Phoenix is hosting the Firehouse FastPITCH.

This unique opportunity places small businesses center stage to make quick pitches to an audience of proposing teams at one time. Then development teams have the opportunity to discuss the potential for small businesses to join their proposals to the city to create the next Phoenix dining hot spot.

Additional information about the Firehouse FastPITCH and the upcoming Request for Proposals are on the Firehouse Restaurant website.

FastPITCH Information Session 

Tuesday, July 20th at 9:00 a.m.:  Phoenix will host a virtual information session for small businesses or restaurateurs to learn how to fine-tune their pitch, ask questions and be ready for the Firehouse FastPITCH.

Tuesday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m.:  Potential proposers can attend a virtual information session for information about the required small business outreach.

Registration for the FastPITCH Information Session is required and can be found on the Firehouse Restaurant website.

The Firehouse FastPITCH

Potential proposers will fill the seats, and small businesses or restaurateurs will take the stage to make their pitch to the entire group at one time in Phoenix City Hall, Thursday, August 12th. Only pre-registered businesses or proposers will be eligible to attend. Registration will open July 21st and close on August 6th.

Requests for Proposal

Later this year, Phoenix will issue a formal request for proposals to lease, adaptively reuse the building, complete improvements and operate a full-service restaurant in the former firehouse. The RFP will follow normal city processes, including the transparency process.

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