This holiday season, shoppers on both sides of the river will have the chance to purchase goods from a number of new retailers. Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
is bringing nine retailers to Carew Tower, and Renaissance Covington
is helping five small business owners and one artist collaborative open popup shops in Covington.
As part of Cincinnati’s Downtown Retail Action Plan, DCI launched the Cincy Pop Shop Program
for this holiday season. Small business owners submitted applications for a chance for a retail space downtown, and nine businesses were chosen.
The vendors are:
Chapeau Couture Hats
Davis Cookie Collection
Flying Pig Marathon
Jenco Brothers’ Candy
The Sarah Center
Ten Thousand Villages
Each business will receive free rent until Dec. 31 in selected retail spaces on the arcade level of the Carew Tower.
The Cincy Pop Shop Program
seeks to catalyze retail offerings that are appealing to the diverse Cincinnati market, as well as provide small and unique businesses opportunities to grow and thrive.
In Covington, five local makers will open popup shops as part of Renaissance Covington’s Make Covington Pop! program
. The shops will be located at 33 W. Pike St., and will run from Nov. 26-Dec. 18.
A Squared Décor
, LDV Vintage
, Keep Your Shirt on Covington
, Maverick Chocolate
and Zip Zoo Apparel
will set up their goods in one space, and a number of local artists from The Independent Northern Kentucky Artists and Artisans Education Program
will showcase their pieces at the Pike Street Maker’s Mart next door at 31 W. Pike.
In previous years, the popup shop program has occupied a vacant storefront in Covington that were later filled with a business that participated in the popup. The goal is to still activate storefronts and support and mentor small businesses, but in a space that is already occupied.
Follow Make Covington Pop! on Facebook
for hours, programming and special offers. Details about the Pike Street Maker’s Mart Art Gallery can also be found on Facebook