Pop Up Retail
We developed a temporary retail environment in a vacant storefront in Bronzeville which allowed 6 vendors space to sell their wares. This pop-up was designed so that elements are portable and can be easily moved to other vacant storefronts in the community.
Over 200 people attended and shopped in 2 days from both from the neighborhood and from around the city. We reached out to emerging entrepreneurs early to identify both their needs and market readiness to participate in this type of pop-up. We curated the selection of retailers, the graphics, the timing of the event and the programming during the event.
Creator and Instructor in partnership w/ the Illinois Institute of Technology Interprofessional Projects Program. Co-instructor Mike Newman.