Thursday, April 20, 2017

Temporary Main Street Tenants Named

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM

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Sixteen vendors that will occupy two spaces at 7 and 9 N. Main Street as a part of the Open on Main initiative, have been named and will be open for business beginning May 1.

The vendors, who will sell everything from local art to designer chocolate to refurbished furniture, include:

    7 N. Main 9 N. Main
May   Jupe 901 Shop
June   Jupe + Somi Decor Randomly Refurbished
July   Stockroom Vintage L.R. Clothier
August   Style by L. Thomas Signet / Sew Much Love
September   Quark Theater J.Lykey's Boutique & M.S. Shoetique
October   Tako’s Treasures Dorothy Art
November   Bozwell + Lilly Phillip Ashley Chocolates

The Downtown Memphis Commission's (DMC) latest activation initiative will allow the tenants to set up shop rent-free.  

DMC says the goals of the initiative are to bring more people traffic to Main Street as well as encourage permanent occupation of the two spaces on Main Street and others similar to them.

“Adding vibrancy to Main Street is an ongoing strategic goal,” Terence Patterson, President and CEO of DMC said. “For the Open on Main initiative, we selected tenants based on ability to create diverse, active and engaging spaces.”

More than 80 local entrepreneurs applied to utilize the two spaces, according to the DMC. As a result, the commission is currently looking for more available spots on Main Street for future pop-up shops.

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