Better Block Project now accepting applications for “pop-up” shops

Locals encouraged to apply.

If you’re interested in taking part in the Better Block Project, now is the time to apply.

As part of the “momentary revitalization” of two city blocks in Church Hill North, locals are encouraged to apply to set up “pop-up” shops. If you’re interested, you can apply here.

But what exactly is a “pop-up shop?”

They’re actually an integral part of the Better Block project. from their website:

“…temporary ‘pop-up’ businesses to show the potential for what could be if the street had a more inviting presence…You don’t have to get overly elaborate with your product offerings…If possible, work with existing local businesses to help fill the storefront with product.  The goal should be place as many local products as possible in each of the shops.

If you’re interested in getting involved as a vendor of a “pop-up shop”, Better Block RVA is hosting a tour of vacant storefronts on North 25th Street in April 15. For more information and to RSVP, check out their Facebook event page here.

Team Better Block is an organization that travels from city to city, temporarily transforming blocks (in this case two blocks of North 25th Street, located between P Street and R Street) as a way to bring communities together and prove that all neighborhoods have untapped potential. If you haven’t read our earlier stories on this project, you can read them here and here.


Photo courtesy of: Team Better Block

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