Pop-Up Ellsworth is a program run by the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce’s Connect Communities Committee.
The goal of Pop-Up Ellsworth is to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and businesses to activate vacant storefronts, enhancing the retail community within Ellsworth. Pop-Up Ellsworth provides the opportunity for businesses to test their fit in the Ellsworth, WI market without making a long-term commitment. The program welcomes all tenants who are passionate about their business concept and ready to expand their entrepreneurial venture into Ellsworth’s retail scene.
What will this accomplish?
- Enhance the look and feel of the East End commercial district
- Enhance the retail core of downtown with more merchants and products
- Reduce negative visual impact of vacant store fronts
- Generate more traffic and shopping downtown
- Offer a low cost option for local businesses to try new ideas and reach new customers
Dates of the Program
Phase 1 of this program (Fall/Winter 2019) will focus on East End in Ellsworth. Selected applicants will occupy vacant storefronts and/or share retail spaces throughout the fall and holiday shopping season with the goal of long-term occupancy after program completion. Shops will operate from October 11 to December 29. Grand opening celebrations will be held on a date to be determined.
Interested in Applying?
If you are interested in participating in Pop-up Ellsworth, please download and complete the appropriate form below. If you have a business idea but need additional help before you are ready to open a pop-up, please reach out to the Chamber’s Executive Director Team HERE.
Apply Online! Businesses can also apply online HERE.