Best Practices for Pop-up Shops

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Spear, K., and A. Westling. Best Practices for Pop-up Shops. Mayors Innovation Project.

This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2023 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

For context, the original research question that prompted this memo was: The City is interested in pop-up shop programs across the country; we are most interested in any that are focused on filling vacant storefronts and transitioning pop-ups to longer term leases.