“A few years ago, a few of us ladies walked into a porn store and decided to do something a little bit better for it. So, we tore it down, and we eventually built The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Café,” joked Writer’s Block co-owner Vered Mares during her acceptance speech for ACLT’s Neighborhood Business of the Year.
Micro apartments aren’t exactly a new solution to solving housing deficits. However, in a state where we like everything big, the prospect of downsizing to a 268-square foot living space can be daunting.
The catch is, each team is only given two hours to create their plan and an additional five minutes to pitch it. With eight teams competing for two prize packages totaling $85,000 of in-kind marketing services, the stakes for the non-profits are high.