Encouraging New York City’s Entrepreneurial Community. Sugar Hill Capital Partners founded the Testing Ground Program in 2017 as a social impact initiative that encourages and supports New York City’s Entrepreneurial Community to launch and test new retail concepts. The Testing Ground Program provides vacant or soon-to-be vacant retail units to entrepreneurs at affordable rates for short-term pop-up periods. This initiative provides local entrepreneurs - chefs, artisans, designers, philanthropies, and more - with the ability to test new retail concepts, improve streetscapes, and yield positive social change. In addition, the Testing Ground Program facilitates interaction between members and alumni, artists, and cultural institutions to develop unique collaborations. Sugar Hill Capital Partners owns and operates retail units of varying sizes and configurations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, providing entrepreneurs with the rare opportunity to