• Pop Up Shops: Putting new businesses in vacant stores for free


    ATLANTA - It's a concept that's putting new businesses in empty stores for free.

    In the historic Sweet Auburn District, more than a dozen new shops are offering products, from apparel and accessories to furniture and art work.  They're called Pop-Up Shops. Local retailers are showcasing their goods and services in temporary store-fronts.

    More than 100 businesses applied for the opportunity to open a Pop-Up Shop along Atlanta’s streetcar route.  Central Atlanta Progress spearheaded the program and owners will fill the vacant store-fronts free of charge, through August. 

    Most of the companies, who have thriving online businesses, have the option to make their Pop-Up Shops a permanent home. 

    For more information about the Pop-Up Shops, visit www.atlantadowntown.com.

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