COMMERCIAL KITCHEN RENTAL- The kitchen at Maeva's Coffee is now leasing space by hour or by block to food & beverage based start ups! For more information, read about pricing here. 


Primed and ready for your new business! 

This room is perfect for an entreprenuer who is ready to test their business concept, an artist who is looking for both a production and a sale space, or a freelancer wanting a designated office for their work. 730 sq ft, utilities included (gas, water, electric, and wifi!) $350-450 depending on utilities.

We're wanting to see this room transition from being a dog grooming facility into something more chill- but we need your muse!

The room is divided in two- making perfectly segmented production/shop or production/consultation areas. Room can be remodeled with water basins removed or replaced to suit a different type of business. Some walls can be removed to further open the space. 

Read about our construction lease here and see how you can get reimbursed for improvements you make on this space! Info here!

This room is one of our ONLY spaces with private water access. While we'd love to see it used as an artist studio or office, with water access you could use it to:

- grow cacti, succulents, herbs, mushrooms, etc.
- transform it into a tiny hip salon
- make it into a small but mighty commercial kitchen for your food or beverage based venture
- turn it into a float room or healing center/spa

Please pass this along to anyone who's been dreaming about starting a small business <3 We'd love to hear what you have in mind- this blank canvas is waiting for YOU!

Email or text 217.971.3627 for a time to see it in person. Click to scroll through images.

We are open to the possibility of renovating space to suit your artistic or business needs. Our current construction schedule would allow us to consider a start-build date in mid-January.

If you'd like to begin planning a space at The Milton Schoolhouse and see what spaces are available for renovation, contact Meredith at


The Milton Schoolhouse isn't an obscure commercial property or a strip mall- we are a small business incubator focused on creating passion, community growth, and the economic well being of the Alton area.

Before signing a lease, we conduct an extensive interview to make sure the space your looking at it truly the best fit for your model. We are invested in helping awesome folks create successful businesses. We want you to succeed and we won't allow you to sign a lease unless we're positive Milton is a good fit for your model!

The Milton Schoolhouse functions differently than a standard commercial property. While we do require each of our businesses to carry liability insurance, a FEIN, and an Alton Business License, we like to do what we can to lessen the financial burden and ease the stress of starting something new.

Here are some unusual things we offer to our business family:

  • waived deposit for businesses deemed a low damage risk
  • six month trial lease to test how your business will operate in our community and how being a small business owner works with your lifestyle
  •  all units are rented utilities included- no enormous commercial rated bills to account for in your operation
  • flexible rent with possible periods of grace and work-or-trade for rent options
  • all units are rented between $200-700 per month and are negotiable depending upon projected usage and size
  • priority given to veteran tenants for growth/expansion within new renovations of the structure
  • guidance from Meredith Elliott regarding start up procedures, marketing, and business management