DTSB now accepting applications for 2013 holiday pop up shop program

September 4, 2013 — Downtown South Bend, INC. is now accepting applications for the 2013 Holiday Pop-Up Shop Program through Monday, September 30, 2013. Pop-Up Shops will occupy the vacant store fronts of the 100 and 200 blocks of Michigan Street from November 1 through December 28, 2013.

Participants for this year’s program will be selected through an application process, which is reviewed by a committee. Selection will be based on the variety of items available for holiday shoppers, how participant’s concept complements current, full-time tenants, his or her ability to add holiday excitement through in-store events and promotions, the creativity of window displays, and the quality of the business model. Participants of the program will be notified on October 7, 2013.

Applications can be downloaded here or requested by calling 574.968.7287 or emailing kkeirnan@downtownsouthbend.com.

The Pop-Up Shop program will fill four to five available spaces in the 100 and 200 blocks of Michigan St. with local or regional businesses. Selected merchants will be offered a no-cost, short-term lease for the 2013 holiday season. The program supports existing downtown tenants by making downtown a destination for purchasing unique holiday gifts and generating increased walk-in traffic.


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