Win This Space Grand Prize Winner Tiny Greens Opens In Downtown Peterborough

Tiny Greens, the winner of Win This Space 2017 competition, is now open at 431 George Street North. Tiny Greens owner Tina Bromley received a downtown storefront free for 12 months from Win This Space, plus additional prizes that will help her business succeed. 

“While preparing to open the business, I have received so much help and support from the community, Downtown Business Improvement Area, City of Peterborough, sponsors and other downtown businesses, which makes me feel really appreciative,” says Tina Bromley.

431 George St. North

431 George St. North

Located in downtown Peterborough, Tiny Greens offers healthy and freshly harvested microgreen products such as microgreens, vegetables, herbs as well as juice and salad. Tina’s plan is to create a healthy hub for the community while enjoying a unique atmosphere.

“Tiny Greens has been extremely well-received in previous downtown events such as Taste of Downtown and Peterborough Pulse," says Terry Guiel, Excecutive Director of Downtown Business Improvement Area. "We are very excited to see her succeed and take her business to the next level with a storefront."

DBIA's Terry Guiel pictured with Tina Bromley

DBIA's Terry Guiel pictured with Tina Bromley

The Win This Space competition is a new downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the DBIA, Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Peterborough.

Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.

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Peterborough Microgreenery Startup Tiny Greens Reveals Downtown Location

Tina Bromley, owner of Tiny Greens and winner of Win This Space, revealed her storefront location in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, April 5th. Tina has been busy getting her space ready at 431 George Street North.
 
“I am really excited to take my business to the next level and show Peterborough what I can create in downtown,” says Bromley. “I am looking forward to seeing customers enjoy healthy, local and sustainable products all year round.”

Tiny Bromley, owner of Tiny Greens, gives a tour of her new location at 431 George Street North.

Tiny Bromley, owner of Tiny Greens, gives a tour of her new location at 431 George Street North.

After winning the Win This Space competition in February, Tiny Greens is receiving a lease to a downtown storefront free for 12-months, plus additional prizes from locals businesses that will assist Tiny Greens.
 
“It is great to see someone like Tina who brings such positive energy and enthusiasm to our downtown and be a part of our family,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the DBIA. “We are thrilled to see the success of Win This Space and grateful to our partners and sponsors.”

tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

The Win This Space program is possible thanks to many sponsors, including 12 business and community organizations that are each sponsoring a month of the lease. April is provided by Peterborough Distribution Inc. and Save On Energy, who will work with Tina to renovate the space with the latest energy-saving initiatives.
 
Tiny Greens is a microgreenery which plans to create a healthy hub in downtown Peterborough. It is a space to sell local ready-grown year-round microgreens, vegetables, herbs as well as other foods from local farmers in the grocery aisle. Tiny Greens has been in business for two years and has earned a reputation for having high-quality products for a growing market.

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Tiny Greens Microgreenery Has Giant Dreams After Winning Free 12-Month Lease Of A Downtown Storefront In Peterborough

Entrepreneur Tina Bromley of Tiny Greens has won a free 12-month lease of a downtown storefront as well as thousands of dollars in additional prizes after winning the Win This Space competition announced at The Venue Thursday night (February 16th) before a huge crowd.
 
Tiny Greens plans to create a microgreenery and healthy hub in beautiful downtown Peterborough. Tiny Greens will be a space for healthy or health curious minded people to shop, learn and experience a drink or food made from a downtown urban farm-to-table environment.

It will be a space to sell local ready-grown year-round microgreens, vegetables and herbs, as well as other foods from local farmers in the grocery aisle. Tiny Greens will also include education and workshops as well as sales of supplies and products for growing indoor and vertical gardens.

Tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

Tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

Based out of Tina’s home, Tiny Greens has been in business for two years and has already earned a reputation for having high-quality products for a growing market.
 
“We’re excited that Tiny Greens is going to open in downtown Peterborough,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Tina brings a lot of enthusiasm, determination and a strong business plan. We look forward to working with her as she gets the keys to her new space on April 1st.”

This was Tiny Green's application video to the contest...

HOW WIN THIS SPACE COMPETITION WORKED

After launching the Win This Space competition on October 17th, Win This Space received 41 applications. Eleven judges narrowed it down to 10 finalists on January 19th. The 10 finalists were put through three mandatory workshops on business plans, marketing and financial forecasting. After delivering their business plans and live presentations on February 13th, five finalists—all women—were selected. Out of that Final 5, Tina was chosen as the winner.

Tina giving a gracious acceptance speech at The Venue after being chosen the winner

Tina giving a gracious acceptance speech at The Venue after being chosen the winner

The Win This Space competition is a new downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the DBIA, Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Peterborough. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.

Learn more about the winner Tiny Greens by checking out their website here.

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