In partnership with the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team and Indie Style Market, Loeb has been pleased to help sponsor the very first “MemShop” at Overton Square.
In an effort to activate vacant storefronts for pop-up shops, the Mayor’s Innovation Team and Indie Style Market have organized over 40 local artisans and creatives to come together and sell their goods in a market-like setting (with a single point-of-sale) for the three weekends in December leading up to Christmas. In addition, Downtown Memphis clothier Sache has set up shop, along with Cosmic Collective, which is a partnership between Cosmic Coconut and Give Yoga Memphis. Bluff City Coffee is also selling coffee on-site.
Quoted in the Daily News article on Memshop, Abby Miller, project manager for the Mayor’s Innovation Team, said the following:
“This MemShop at Overton Square is the first time we’re doing a longer-term sort of pop-up shop,” Miller said. “We do plan to continue this initiative throughout the coming years, looking at other neighborhoods in the Madison/Cleveland corridors, as well as South Memphis and Binghampton. The longer-term vision is to have more frequent and regular pop-up shops to help businesses and entrepreneurs enter the market or test new markets around the city.”
The first Friday MemShop was open, Santa came to light the Overton Square Christmas tree. Mayor Wharton joined us in our celebrations. Loeb Properties is pleased that Overton Square can be used in such a creative and resourceful way for the community and neighborhood, especially during this period of ongoing construction and renovations.
To learn more about MemShop, please visit their facebook page.
More coverage of MemShop can be found at the following links: