Queen City Pop-Up is looking for more small business retailers.
Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown want a new group of entrepreneurs to take part in the 2017 Spring Edition of the retail initiative, which allows them to test their products and business rent-free in the downtown marketplace.
The program is designed to grow businesses along Main Street and inspire the participating businesses to open permanent retail locations in downtown Buffalo. Following previous campaigns, participants reported sales increased by more than half, city officials said. Several retailers opened permanent stores.
The newest version will be held in the Brisbane Building at 403 Main St., across from Lafayette Square, from June 15 to Sept. 1.
Applications are available at BUDC's offices at 95 Perry St., Suite 404, or online at the city, BUDC, Buffalo Place or Working for Downtown websites. Candidates may also contact BUDC Vice President Brandye Merriweather at 362-6525, Ext. 131. Proposals are due at 4 p.m. May 22.
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