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Deadline extended to September 1!!!

Do you have a winning retail idea that deserves free rent? Perhaps a business that is currently only online? Or maybe an interactive/entertainment concept? You could be the next big thing in retail!


Entrepreneur, Leslie Magrew is the 2019 RetailNEXT winner! She is the one-woman-show behind Generations Revival, a DIY maker shop. Leslie is a wife, a mom, and former ICU nurse who dreamed of taking her crafting passion to the next level. She started Generations Revival in 2017, after constant requests from others to help create pieces she had created for herself. In 2019, she won the RetailNEXT competition and opened Generations Revival at The Meadows at Lake St. Louis, offering quality crafting at affordable prices.

The Meadows at Lake St. Louis presents RetailNextSTL 2020, a search for a business concept that would thrive at the most popular destination in St. Charles County, The Meadows at Lake St. Louis. If you have a great idea or an existing small business, and the drive to take it to the next level, you could win free rent for up to a year, including a build out allowance and advice along the way from our panel of successful judges and mentors. Entrepreneurs will submit concepts and those who advance to the semi-finalists will be invited to present their ideas live in front of the judges in the form of a 10-minute presentation. The final concepts will be voted on by the judges and the greater St. Louis community via social media. The winner, who has the best chance of success, will be assisted in launching his/her concept at The Meadows in Lake Saint Louis later this year! The goal of this competition is to accelerate successful concepts that will work not only for the entrepreneurs, but also become a model for malls to find future tenants – in St. Louis and beyond. 


For questions about RetailNEXT and how to enter, please contact Craig Kaminer at 314-363-3333!