Business & Event Info

BUSINESS & EVENT INFO

properties for sale or lease in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

For Lease

805 N. Kansas Ave

Lower level 4,500 square feet lease for $1,500 per month. Include upper level for $1,800 per month. Includes parking area in back. Contact Ron Henderson, 232-1737.

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properties for sale/lease in

NOTO
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

For Lease

805 N. Kansas Ave

Lower level 4,500 square feet lease for $1,500 per month. Include upper level for $1,800 per month. Includes parking area in back. Contact Ron Henderson, 232-1737.

vendors in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO encourages vendors to be part of the arts and entertainment community, and want to make sure the experience is good for the vendor, NOTO businesses, and visitors. There are various locations vendors may set-up in the district. To minimize sidewalk congestion, vendors are encouraged to set-up on private property at the established market areas or on other properties which require transient permits.

Market Area Vendor

There are two locations in the NOTO District established as market areas, private property where vendors may sell items on the property as part of a market without obtaining a transient permit by the City. Each site is owned by distinct entities with their own requirements and price structure. For more information and to apply, select location links.

NOTO Arts Center Courtyard
935 N. Kansas

Compass Point Courtyard
800 N. Kansas

Sidewalk Vendor

A sidewalk vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor, who engages in the business of selling merchandise on a public sidewalk.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written permission of property owner or tenant if the applicant is conducting business on a public sidewalk located in front of a retail business
  • Written permission of each property owner(s) or tenant(s) located immediately adjacent
  • Certificate of insurance demonstrating general liability coverage in an amount not less than $500,000 per single incident
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

Transient Vendor

A transient vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor or a market area vendor, who engages in a temporary business of selling merchandise and operates on private property.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written authorization of property owner or lessee indicating permission.
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Mobile Food Service Vendor

Commonly referred to as “food trucks,” this is any person, other than a transient vendor or sidewalk vendor, who offers food and/or beverage for sale from a mobile food unit (self-contained vehicle, trailer, cart, etc).

Requirements/Application

  • If operations on private property, required to identify the owner and attach his/her written authorization.
  • Food vendors have no exclusive right to specific areas or locations on public property.
  • Permit fee: $300 per year

vendors in

NOTO
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO encourages vendors to be part of the arts and entertainment community, and want to make sure the experience is good for the vendor, NOTO businesses, and visitors. There are various locations vendors may set-up in the district. To minimize sidewalk congestion, vendors are encouraged to set-up on private property at the established market areas or on other properties which require transient permits.

Market Area Vendor

There are two locations in the NOTO District established as market areas, private property where vendors may sell items on the property as part of a market without obtaining a transient permit by the City. Each site is owned by distinct entities with their own requirements and price structure. For more information and to apply, select location links.

NOTO Arts Center Courtyard
935 N. Kansas

Compass Point Courtyard
800 N. Kansas

Sidewalk Vendor

A sidewalk vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor, who engages in the business of selling merchandise on a public sidewalk.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written permission of property owner or tenant if the applicant is conducting business on a public sidewalk located in front of a retail business
  • Written permission of each property owner(s) or tenant(s) located immediately adjacent
  • Certificate of insurance demonstrating general liability coverage in an amount not less than $500,000 per single incident
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

Transient Vendor

A transient vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor or a market area vendor, who engages in a temporary business of selling merchandise and operates on private property.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written authorization of property owner or lessee indicating permission.
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Mobile Food Service Vendor

Commonly referred to as “food trucks,” this is any person, other than a transient vendor or sidewalk vendor, who offers food and/or beverage for sale from a mobile food unit (self-contained vehicle, trailer, cart, etc).

Requirements/Application

  • If operations on private property, required to identify the owner and attach his/her written authorization.
  • Food vendors have no exclusive right to specific areas or locations on public property.
  • Permit fee: $300 per year

special events in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO embraces special events in the district and we encourage groups to work with NOTO to ensure a successful experience. There are times when a special event may warrant the closing of the street. While anyone can apply for a special event permit, keep in mind that closing a street impacts the already limited parking and access to business and should only be done when there are no other viable options. Before applying for an event, organizers are encouraged to meet with NOTO to discuss appropriate levels of NOTO support:

Sponsorship

  1. Events that are NOTO sponsored means that the NOTO organization has primary or co-ownership of the event. As such, the NOTO organization has a role in program, schedule, costs, promotion, and so on.  The NOTO organization would be responsible for processing street closing if necessary.

Affiliate

  1. This level of support means that the NOTO organization may support the event through co-branding, promotion, and informing businesses in the district, but does not have a role in program development nor is it responsible for processing street closings.

Acknowledgement

  1. There are events that are simply in the NOTO area and is not affiliated with the NOTO organization. NOTO can inform the district of event though if it involves closing the street does excuse the requestor from making contact with business owners as outlined in the City of Topeka Special Event Permit Application.

special events in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO embraces special events in the district and we encourage groups to work with NOTO to ensure a successful experience. There are times when a special event may warrant the closing of the street. While anyone can apply for a special event permit, keep in mind that closing a street impacts the already limited parking and access to business and should only be done when there are no other viable options. Before applying for an event, organizers are encouraged to meet with NOTO to discuss appropriate levels of NOTO support:

Sponsorship

  1. Events that are NOTO sponsored means that the NOTO organization has primary or co-ownership of the event. As such, the NOTO organization has a role in program, schedule, costs, promotion, and so on.  The NOTO organization would be responsible for processing street closing if necessary.

Affiliate

  1. This level of support means that the NOTO organization may support the event through co-branding, promotion, and informing businesses in the district, but does not have a role in program development nor is it responsible for processing street closings.

Acknowledgement

  1. There are events that are simply in the NOTO area and is not affiliated with the NOTO organization. NOTO can inform the district of event though if it involves closing the street does excuse the requestor from making contact with business owners as outlined in the City of Topeka Special Event Permit Application.

street closings in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Guidelines for Closing the Street in NOTO

The following are best practices we ask organizations to abide by when holding a special event that involves closing the street.

Time of Street Closing

    Again, closing the street is disruptive to the area businesses and should not be closed until absolutely necessary. Assuming significant set-up is not required, the street should not be closed any sooner than 2 hours prior to an event.

Vendor / Display Locations

  1. Whether on a sidewalk or on a street, please follow the same guidelines established by the City of Topeka for sidewalk vendors:
    • Obtain written permission of the property owner or tenant in front and those adjacent to the location
    • Ensure there is access of at least five feet in width for passage of wheelchairs and electric personal assistive mobility devices.

Trash Cans

    The trash cans in the area are owned by businesses. As such, they should not be moved without permission of the business.

Alcohol

    If alcohol is to be served at the event, local establishments may apply to the state to extend their area.

Gate Staffing

    The sponsor is responsible to staff access gates throughout the duration of the event.

street closings in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Guidelines for Closing the Street in NOTO

The following are best practices we ask organizations to abide by when holding a special event that involves closing the street.

Time of Street Closing

    Again, closing the street is disruptive to the area businesses and should not be closed until absolutely necessary. Assuming significant set-up is not required, the street should not be closed any sooner than 2 hours prior to an event.

Vendor / Display Locations

  1. Whether on a sidewalk or on a street, please follow the same guidelines established by the City of Topeka for sidewalk vendors:
    • Obtain written permission of the property owner or tenant in front and those adjacent to the location
    • Ensure there is access of at least five feet in width for passage of wheelchairs and electric personal assistive mobility devices.

Trash Cans

    The trash cans in the area are owned by businesses. As such, they should not be moved without permission of the business.

Alcohol

    If alcohol is to be served at the event, local establishments may apply to the state to extend their area.

Gate Staffing

    The sponsor is responsible to staff access gates throughout the duration of the event.

venues in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO Arts Center

The historic NOTO Arts Center offers a unique and versatile venue for meetings, workshops and small events. The facility rental includes access to the Morris Art Gallery.

Great Overland Station

The Great Overland Station can accommodate over 300 people, depending on type of event and floor plan.

J&J Brew and Brew Gallery

Coffee and other specialties in the morning, beer and cocktails in the evening.

Norsemen Brewing Company

The Norsemen Brewing Company offers a couple of rental options—the 1,000 square foot Midgard Mezzanine or the 6,000 square foot Halls of Valhalla.

Serendipity

Serendipity provides an event planning service that can accommodate several hundred people and features a full bar.

venues in

NOTO 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO Arts Center

The historic NOTO Arts Center offers a unique and versatile venue for meetings, workshops and small events. The facility rental includes access to the Morris Art Gallery.

Norsemen Brewing Company

The Norsemen Brewing Company offers a couple of rental options—the 1,000 square foot Midgard Mezzanine or the 6,000 square foot Halls of Valhalla.

Serendipity

Serendipity provides an event planning service that can accommodate several hundred people and features a full bar.

Great Overland Station

The Great Overland Station can accommodate over 300 people, depending on type of event and floor plan.