Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pop up Britain

As part of the Pop Up Britain initiative Maria Allan Jewellery is among several online retailers who are sampling offline retailing over three months.  The idea behind the scheme is for six business to ‘share’ an empty shop, each contributing … Continue reading

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Union Mash Up

A restaurant that was forced to close and a woman made redundant from the fashion industry have joined forces to create a pop up shop.  Restaurant Union Mash Up in Hull was was forced to shuts its doors after a … Continue reading

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The Portas Review round two!

The town centres set to receive the second wave of Portas Review money have been announced. Brighton (London Road), Ashford, Forest Hill and Waterloo are among the recipients of up to £100,000 to improve their high streets. Brighton is looking … Continue reading

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Mr Brainwash returns to London

Thierry Guetta, aka Mr Brainwash is hosting a two part pop up exhibition at Mayfair’s Opera Gallery. Featuring many exclusive works, the gallery will see the first instalment of the show with a collection of canvases, stencils and sculptures which … Continue reading

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Opening ceremony for Opening Ceremony!

Opening Ceremony, the American fashion firm have opened the doors to their 3,000 sq ft pop up shop in King Street, Covent Garden. Open until October in a former Hackett site, the opening marks 10 years of Opening Ceremony as … Continue reading

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Support for pop up shops

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has highlighted government proposals to scrap restrictions that put off start-up businesses from using vacant high street shops until a permanent tenant can be found. The proposals essentially remove some of the red tape that causes … Continue reading

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Pop up shops – are they the answer to the dwindling High Street

Willing landlords are the key, says our own Rosie Cann of Popupspace. “For many years I worked for private landlords, and was always keen to negotiate pop-up style deals on the empty properties I managed. I never saw the sense … Continue reading

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IKEA opens a pop up shop

If you are flying into Paris and realise you have left your wardrobe and dining set at home – never fear as Ikea, the Swedish flat pack furniture retailer has set up a pop up shop in Charles De Gaulle … Continue reading

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Wahaca pop up restaurant

The Mexican food experts Wahaca have popped up on top of the Southbank Centre in London. The new venue has been put together from eight recycled shipping containers and it sits on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall overlooking the … Continue reading

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A pop up tea shop (literally!)

A Brazilian architect has designed a pop up tea shop that is literally just that! Alan Chu has designed a wall of what appears to be flat coloured panels, that when open reveal a fully fitted tea shop complete with … Continue reading

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