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Four local women-owned retailers are participating in the latest round of the Queen City Pop-Up program in downtown Buffalo, occupying free space on Main Street for two months to test their wares in the market. The summer edition of the popular program – hosted by Sinatra & Company Real Estate at the Shops at Market Arcade at 617 Main – began June 27 and will run th…

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Applications for the spring – and summer – of the city's Queen City Pop-Up retail initiative are available. The program – sponsored by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – seeks to bring more retail small businesses to the Shops at Market Arcade on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in a bid to fill vacant storefronts while also su…

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Applications are now available for local small businesses to participate in the city's 2018 "holiday edition" of the Queen City Pop-Up retail program. The "pop-up" initiative – run by Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown – is designed to bring more small retailers to Main Street in downtown Buffalo by offering rent-free space for two m…

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Despite aggressive marketing and a deadline extension, the city-sponsored Queen City Pop-Up program failed to draw any small or startup retailers to take up free storefront space on Main Street for the summer. "We didn't get a ton of interest this cycle, which was a little surprising to us," said Brandye Merriweather, vice president of Buffalo Urban Development Corp., o…

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The deadline for new and small businesses to apply to participate in the next round of the Queen City Pop-Up retail program has been extended by 10 days. Retailers now have until May 24 at 4 p.m. to apply for the "2018 Spring Edition" of the initiative, which offers free storefront space to new stores looking to boost their business. This new round – supported by Key Su…

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Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Buffalo Place and Working for Downtown are looking for a new group of entrepreneurs and small businesses to participate in the next round of the Queen City Pop-Up retail program. City officials said applications are now available for retailers interested in participating in the "2018 Spring Edition" of the initiative, which offers free s…