Holiday pop-up shops in Overton Square set to open | Community Spirit
This week make sure to keep your eyes open for pop-up shops that will appear in Midtown during the holidays.
Holiday pop-up shops are set to occupy some vacant storefronts in Overton Square - the initiative is sponsored by the Mayor’s Innovation Team.
Part of MemShop, there will be more than 40 artists selling their wares, a community café, a pop-up men’s store, music and more.
In addition, the community café will be in an empty space fronting Madison (the former Fantastic Sam’s) hosted by Cosmic Coconut.
Sachi, the men’s store downtown, will have a pop-up store in the former bookstore location.
Also, there will be a Christmas Tree Lighting at Overton Square on Friday, Dec. 7, with Santa.
The market will be open Thursday through Sunday from Dec. 6 to 23. Hours:
- Thursday 4p-8p
- Friday 10a-8p
- Saturday 10a-8p
- Sunday 10a-6p
If you attended MemFix on Cleveland, you may recognize the concept.
A community event called MemFix was held back in November to show the potential in the neighborhood - MemShops ran along the street with everything from art galleries to clothing boutiques.
Memshop works with entrepreneurs to transform vacant storefronts into places that attract shoppers and potential tenants while increasing neighborhood vitality.
The Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team teamed up with Loeb Properties, Sache, Cosmic Coconut, Indie Style Market and Overton Square to make the holiday pop-up shop a reality this December
Many structural renovations have been made to the square recently.
The exterior is being painted with a new color scheme, Loeb Properties’ designer is Jack Rainey with Rainey Contract Designs.
Other changes include adding modern commercial storefronts to the parking garage-facing spaces and repaired rear balconies for the Madison-facing spaces.
“We are making these renovations and changes to bring the buildings up-to-date and more leasable for today’s retailer, while maintaining their historical character,” said Jenkins.
The east building, or curved building, including Bar Louie and the former Friday’s space also has exterior and interior structural repairs, including painting and art.
The middle building (or “atrium building”) will begin major renovations Jan. 1 after the holiday pop-up market.
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