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A program created and administered by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. PROJECT POP UP : DOWNTOWN Eleven vacant storefronts activated through the use pop up creative entrepreneurship and art installations in order to make the Downtown more attractive, while increasing the vibrancy, safety, and economic health of Downtown Pittsburgh. Soft launched in November 2011 with the opening of seven storefronts; all eleven program participants had a presence at First Night celebration on December 31, 2011. Each project received six to twelve months in free rent from the property owner, and up to $10,000 grant from the program in order to create pop up art and retail establishments.
P ITTSBURGH D OWNTOWN P ARTNERSHIP PARTNERS U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY D EPARTMENT OF C ITY P LANNING AND O FFICE OF P UBLIC A RT O FFICE OF M AYOR L UKE R AVENSTAHL, C ITY OF P ITTSBURGH
P ITTSBURGH D OWNTOWN P ARTNERSHIP PARTNERS U RBAN R EDEVELOPMENT A UTHORITY D EPARTMENT OF C ITY P LANNING AND O FFICE OF P UBLIC A RT O FFICE OF M AYOR L UKE R AVENSTAHL, C ITY OF P ITTSBURGH FUNDERS T HE H EINZ E NDOWMENTS C OLCOM F OUNDATION A N A NONYMOUS D ONOR
SITE SELECTION PROCESS TENANT SELECTION ONGOING MANAGEMENT PROJECT POP UP: THE NEXT GENERATION PROPERTY TO TENANT RELATIONSHIP
DREAM CREAM ICE CREAM BOUTIQUE 208 FRALEY’S ROBOT REPAIRS SYMBIOTIC COLLUSION MINIATURE CURIOSA SUMMER SKY ETERNAL THE STEEL CURTAIN AWESOME BOOKS COMMUNITY MAIN FEATURE BikePARK
DREAM CREAM ICE CREAM BOUTIQUE 208 FRALEY’S ROBOT REPAIRS SYMBIOTIC COLLUSION MINIATURE CURIOSA SUMMER SKY ETERNAL THE STEEL CURTAIN AWESOME BOOKS COMMUNITY MAIN FEATURE BikePARK THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
ROBOT REPAIRS Featured as one of the “BEST SKETCHUP PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD” on the Google SketchUp Showcase Google SketchUp Showcase Over 24,000 unique visitors to interactive website since November 2011 Nearly 100 photos uploaded to the “Satisfied Customers”“Satisfied Customers” page of the website
A one-night only bocce court in the middle of the Cultural District Former parking lot – turned underutilized area of grass Accompanied by bistro tables and chairs, food trucks, and active games of bocce PROJECT POP UP : BOCCE
PROJECT POP UP : URBAN FOREST Underutilized small, empty plaza turned into a temporary oasis of relaxation in the middle of Downtown Accompanied by bistro tables and chairs, and placards describing the project and funders
PROJECT POP UP : NIGHT MARKET Brings together some of Pittsburgh’s most creative and independent vendors, artists, and chefs to an outdoor Downtown parking lot on a Friday night from 7p.m. to 1a.m.
PROJECT POP-UP BRINGS ICE CREAM SHOP, USED BOOKS, ROBOT REPAIRS, AND MORE TO DOWNTOWN STOREFRONTS Pop City Media | November 30, 2011 POP-UP STOREFRONTS PROVING POPULAR DOWNTOWN Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 28, 2012 PROJECT POP-UP GIVES NEW LIFE TO EMPTY STOREFRONTS Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | January 6, 2012 CONES AT NEW ICE CREAM SHOP WILL FUNNEL MONEY TO WORTHY CAUSES Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 25, 2012 POP-UP STORES BOOM ALONG WOODWARD AVENUE The Detroit News | June 2, 2012 NEW BOOKSTORE DOWNTOWN; MYSTERY LOVERS FOR SALE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 15, 2012 DREAM CREAM ICE CREAM, A DOWNTOWN POP UP STORE, REWARDS DREAMERS Pop City Media | March 21, 2012 AWESOME BOOKS ‘POPS UP’ Point Park Globe | February 26, 2012