I was downtown yesterday afternoon and learned that Zotos is going out of business. It’s always sad when a business closes, especially one that you really enjoyed (where else can you buy lovely and sophisticated candles that are made in Geneva?!). While I was in the store stocking up on half-priced goods, the store manager was telling me about a competition to encourage new businesses downtown called “Race for the Space“. Maybe when one door closes, another one opens. The competition is run by the Geneva Local Development Corporation and is designed to award free rent for a year as well as help with marketing, architectural services, etc. to a new business willing to set-up shop downtown. Pretty interesting, eh?! Sounds like an innovative idea to me.