The Old Vaudevillian promotes small businesses and communities through meaningful "place making." Place making is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. We take underutilized lots, storefronts and existing community spaces to showcase Northeast Ohio artists, crafts people, entrepreneurs and real estate. The Old Vaudevillian brings life back to abandoned or forgotten areas. We create new ideas about how space can be used. What was once a empty lot is now a bustling weekend market. A row of vacant store fronts are re-imagined as the perfect place for holiday shopping. By changing the perception of an underutilized lot, our organization can foster small businesses, like that of our vendors, into long-term retail opportunities.