Winter weather may have set back your Christmas shopping. But there is a set-up.for one stop shopping. It is an effort to increase business downtown.
The Pop-Up Shops are open for a third year to fill the vacant space downtown. But they are also there to also provide convenient Christmas shopping.
This year the small businesses are dealing with a slow start because of the weather. They are hoping that shoppers will stop by to find one of a kind gifts.
Since the initiative began, some shops have found permanent space downtown. The pop up shops are just like every other retail store, trying to attract more customers, despite the snow, ice and cold temps.
"Basically it's just a way to bring people downtown so they can do some shopping and have some new downtown traditions, because downtown is growing and becoming more vibrant," said Libby Auld, owner of Elote and The Vault, and Deco District president.
The first year there were 8 Pop-Up shops. This year, there are ten pop-ups and ten others that came and decided to stay for good. .
Each Wednesday night, there is live music around the shops, Santa Claus and drink specials. The Pop-Up Shops are located at 5th Boston.
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