On Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 4 to 9 p.m., join Central Atlanta Progress for the grand opening celebration and pop up shop crawl to kickoff off the Downtown Pop Up Retail Shops Featuring 14 merchants taking over vacant storefronts along Atlanta’s Streetcar route in Downtown’s most walkable communities, Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to be the first to explore the pop ups while enjoying in-store giveaways, music, food, drinks and much more. CAP’s Downtown Pop Up Shops will be open to the public through August 2014.
Allowing temporary retailers to showcase their wares and generate revenue while promoting retail and shopping along the streetcar route, the highly anticipated pop up shops feature a diverse range of retailers and artists offering clothing, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, shoes, furniture and home accessories, local goods and more throughout the summer. Receiving more than 100 applications to fill the empty storefronts, CAP coordinated free space for the selected retailers for three months with the option of signing a permanent lease at the end of the program. CAP also provided chosen merchants with a $500 grant to kick-start their operations. Downtown Pop Up retailers include: Sock Fancy, ModernTribe, Arbitrary Living, Just Add Honey Tea Company, The Byrd’s Box, Brixtix Bakery for Dogs, Connections, The Indie Craft Experience, Fresh.i.Am., Civil Bikes, Rob Simmons Gallery, Fallen Arrows, and Bliss In Me Meditation. For more on each retailer’s location and the Downtown Pop Up route, visit the interactive map at www.atlantadowntown.com/guide/retail/pop-up-shops. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlantadowntown and via Twitter and Instagram at @downtownatlanta / Hashtag – #BeDowntown.
About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.