The city of Midland has taken on a big city concept in small bites.
The Midland Micro Market is made up of tiny spaced retail shops. It's a market-style concept that has really taken off in big cities.
"New York, Chicago... they have these types of things and Midland Downtown didn't, so we just wanted to be able to bring a variety of businesses to downtown Midland," said Lauren Johnston, Co-founder of the Midland Micro Market.
It was Johnston and her sister-in-law's dream and they made it a reality.
The Midland Micro Market is designed to attract small local business owners.
Simply put, the spaces available for lease are like retail versions of tiny homes with short leasing terms. The shortest term is just a week long.
The short leasing terms allow a variety of businesses to have the chance to set up shop.
This creates the opportunity to discover something new each time you visit the Midland Micro Market.
"The great thing is all of the shops sell something different we're not competing with each other so we're able to be a community," said Elizabeth Resch, an owner of a flower shop housed at the Midland Micro Market.
The market sits across the street from Centennial Park, another downtown development that is highly anticipated.
The Midland Micro Market is working to add another location around the corner. That's in addition to the Downtown Lofts and eateries.
The Development Corporation is also talking about building a hotel.