Two new operators, Stupid Delicious! Desserts and Finesse Lyfestyle, are joining the LaunchPad program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The program, which is run in partnership with Fraport Maryland, gives startups and small businesses the opportunity to participate in BWI’s retail operations and is now in its second year.
“The LaunchPad program was intended to create opportunities for small and start-up retail businesses. Our first year was a great success, and we couldn’t be happier to bring more operators to this program,” says Brett Kelly, vice president of Fraport Maryland, developer and manager of the retail program at BWI Marshall Airport.
The new LaunchPad pop-up operators receive 12-month leases as well as training, sales and marketing support. They join two existing LaunchPad operators that have extended their leases at BWI: New Secrets Tea and Fashion Spa House.