Calling all Entrepreneurial Artisans and Craftsmen!

We are seeking entrepreneurial people who want to house their art, craft, culinary or artisan manufacturing and/or commerce operation in Neapolis! Because our primary vision is to restore the Neapolis commercial district to a center of craftsmen and artisans, we are open to partnering with qualified applicants to help them establish their artisan business in The 616 or The Lido buildings. Do you have a business plan to share? Can we help you create one? Contact us for more information!

Why Neapolis?

The foundation is already set for you...with the Historic North Theatre in full swing and more activity coming, establishing your business here provides countless benefits and opportunity for success. Additionally, Neapolis is zoned as both Historic District and Tourism District by the State of Virginia and Food Desert status according to the United States Dept of Agriculture.

Additionally, for qualified business start-ups, there are grants available from the Pittsylvania Regional Foundation, the City of Danville, Tobacco Commission and more. It all depends on the viability of your plan and impact it can have on the local community. We can help you determine how to access the many grants available.

More on bringing your business to Neapolis

Visit the City of Danville's Economic Development Department website below for more details on the benefits of bringing and establishing your business in Neapolis


Business Ideas...

  • Artist Work/Live Space
  • CafĂ© or Restaurant
  • Wine Bar
  • Commercial Food Production
  • Bakery
  • Sculptor workshop/studio
  • Fresh Food Market
  • Micro-Brewery
  • Micro-Distillery
  • Chocolate Maker
  • Pickle and Sauce Factory
  • Coffee Roaster
  • Jewelry Manufacturer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Cheese Maker/Monger
  • Cabaret Performance Center
  • Music Studio
  • Yoga Studio
  • Dance Center
  • Give us your ideas!


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