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Love of travel inspires pop up shop

 Wendy Smith from Winchester has turned her love of travel into a business venture by opening a pop up shop in Stockbridge Road.  With a launch party at Kathmandu and TV travel presenter Charlie Ottley cutting the ribbon, the shop is sure … Continue reading

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Cocomaya pops up at Heathrow

Chocolatier and artisan baker Cocomaya is opening a pop up shop in time for Easter at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.  The shop will sell a range of delicious morsels such as cakes, pastries, sandwiches, chocolate bars and truffles alongside hot … Continue reading

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Emergency measures to reverse the decline of London’s high streets?

London Assembly’s Economy Committee has suggested a number ideas to reverse the decline in London’s high streets, including renegotiating rents and slowing the spread of pawnbrokers and betting shops. The Assembly said that in 2000, a third of retail spending … Continue reading

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Made in Northamptonshire still going strong

Trading for just over three months, the Made in Northamptonshire pop up store in St Giles Street, Northampton is still going strong. Helen Senogles, who oversees the project, explained: “We opened two weeks before Christmas and we have the lease for nine months. It is a … Continue reading

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Parsons Bakery transforming their pop up into a permanent fixture

Bristol based Parsons Bakery has revealed that their temporary site in Bedminster, which opened on 15th December, has been trading at a profit and the company now wants to continue operating the shop. Parsons Bakery is a family-run chain of … Continue reading

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Corner House pop up shop

The Corner House – an empty office in Market Place, Braintree – is to be let out to entrepreneurs to set up temporary pop up shops. The premises will be let out to new tenants every 12 weeks under its … Continue reading

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Warm up pop up shop

99 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds will host a pop up shop offering advice on how to keep warm in winter and how to get help if you are struggling to pay your energy bills. Visitors will be able to … Continue reading

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Housing minister urges town centres to use pop up shops

Mark Prisk, Minister for Housing, has urged Town Teams to use pop up shops to boost flagging high streets. Showcasing the Government’s first pop up shop within the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) office building in London, Mr … Continue reading

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PopUp Britain’s first pop up shop outside of London

Launching this week is the first pop up shop managed by PopUp Britain outside of London.  The pop up is based in Moreton-Marsh in Gloucestershire and will offer 12 small businesses the chance to trial their companies in a retail … Continue reading

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Bluesky Pie

Making a difference to the lives of homeless people in Folkstone, community music company Bluesky Pie is running a pop up shop at 67 Old High Street from Saturday until 23rd February. In aid of the Folkstone Churches Winter Shelter, … Continue reading

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