By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal business writer
Published: February 25, 2015 – 11:12 AM | Updated: February 26, 2015 – 04:29 PM
Downtown Akron has its share of vacant storefronts, and a new effort aims to fill some of them with temporary “pop-up” shops.
The nonprofit Downtown Akron Partnership is launching its “pop-up retail” program, seeking business owners and entrepreneurs who will be matched with downtown property owners who have empty first-floor storefront space.
Leases will run for six months.
The hope is that participating tenants will see downtown as a viable business location and make it their permanent home, injecting vibrancy into the area, said Kimberly Beckett, director of business relations for Downtown Akron Partnership.
Long-vacant spaces often get overlooked, she said. Read More