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Retail PopShop Program

Downtown Cincinnati Inc., in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, has developed a pop-up shop program that brings together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. Downtown Cincinnati is growing by leaps and bounds, and we know that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike.

We are currently looking for applicants who are passionate about their products and ready to embark on the next part of the entrepreneurial journey right here in Downtown Cincinnati.

2018 Spring Downtown Cincinnati PopShop Application



 pOPSHOP TIMELINE
March 2  Deadline for program application
March 5-9  Applications reviewed by committee
March 12  Notify applicants
March 26-28  Applicant Interviews with Review Panel
March 29-30  Chosen applicants notified
April 11-13
 Mentorship / Coaching Session

- Led by members of DCI’s Board / experts / past pop shop vendors
- Session will include information on customer service, marketing,
   promotion, and outreach

April 30-May 1  Vendors move into space
May 2 Store launch

Property owners, interested in having your space be a part of the Downtown PopShop program? We are seeking property owners/managers who would like to have their storefronts used as locations, with the intention develop long-term lease prospects for available retail spaces.

Download the Downtown PopShop Property Owner FAQ to find out more!


 

About Cincy Pop Shop

Thank you for your interest in the City of Cincinnati’s new pop-up shop program. We are beyond excited to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. Downtown Cincinnati is growing by leaps and bounds, and we know that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike.

Why Now?

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) in partnership with the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) released a Retail Action Plan for the Central Business District in 2016. This Pop Shop program is a vital part of implementing the Action Plan. It will create opportunities for future business owners who have had trouble finding accessible, affordable, and flexible spaces and allow them to create, expand, and nurture their small business with relatively low risk.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about their products and ready to embark on the next part of your entrepreneurial journey right here in Downtown Cincinnati.


Let’s make Downtown Cincinnati retail POP!

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