In the Season 1 finale, Opening Day is just around the corner for the four businesses, but Old City Soda is still waiting on its liquor license, while Groundswell Yoga is hoping for good weather for their roof-deck classes. Also: The Cleveland Bagel Company is at the mercy of a faulty air conditioner; Jonathon Sawyer wants Fount to start off with a bang.
Crunch time for the companies to open on time follows Groundswell Yoga's studio renovation and Cleveland Bagel Co.'s demolition project, while Fount hires help to increase production, and Old City Soda worries about getting a liquor license.
Location difficulties present challenges before the companies can commit to brick-and-mortar spaces, so Old City Soda takes initiative to secure a spot and Alan Glazen dominates the negotiations for Cleveland Bagel Co.'s new store. Meanwhile, the Fount team attracts the interest of an A-list celebrity but winds up clashing with investor Jonathan Sawyer.
A search for real estate begins as the four chosen businesses look for their ideal locations, but putting Groundswell Yoga in an old factory could be too expensive, and a deal for Old City Soda and Fount to share space hits a major roadblock.
Entrepreneurs vie for a shot at a brick-and-mortar location in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District in this series, which begins with a bagel company and a hair salon creating one-day pop-up stores to woo local investor Alan Glazen.