Cincy Pop Shop
Cincy Pop Shop is one of the strategies included in the City of Cincinnati's Retail Action Plan.

The plan aims to facilitate and hasten the development of a critical mass of retail businesses in the CBD that will result in a more sustainable downtown core.

Shop Now: Winter 2016 Cincy Pop Shops are Open for Business!

The winter 2016 Cincy Pop Shop vendors are:

  • Barcode Glam: Shoes and accessories that help you make a statement about who you are. 
  • Chapeau Couture Hats: A specialty boutique bringing hats back to daily fashion.
  • Davis Cookie Collection: Cookies made to perfection with ALL NATURAL ingredients.
  • Flying Pig Marathon: A retail outlet for merchandise from the Flying Pig Marathon, Queen Bee Marathon, and other runs.
  • Jenco Brothers' Candy: A modern candy store featuring holiday candies and variety of homemade popcorn.
  • Sarah Center: Empowers women to build their lives and achieve self-sufficiency through the creation and sale of unique, hand-crafted art and jewelry pieces.
  • Tronk Design: A furniture company that prides itself on unique designs, the quality of the materials used, as well as the craftsmanship.   

The Sarah Center, Barcode Glam, Chapeau Couture Hats, and Green Box Gift Wrapping shared space will operate Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those businesses will be closed Sunday.

Davis Cookie Collection, The Flying Pig and Jenco Brothers’ Candy shared space will operate Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tronk Design will operate Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cincy Pop Shop

Thank you for your interest in the City of Cincinnati’s new pop-up shop program. We are beyond excited to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. Downtown Cincinnati is growing by leaps and bounds, and we know that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike.

Why Now?

The City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development in parnership with Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) recently released a Retail Action Plan for the Central Business District. This Pop Shop program is a vital part of implementing the Action Plan. It will create opportunities for future business owners who have had trouble finding accessible, affordable, and flexible spaces and allow them to create, expand, and nurture their small business with relatively low risk.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about their products and ready to embark on the next part of your entrepreneurial journey right here in Downtown Cincinnati.

What do I receive for participating?

Pop Shop Cincinnati’s selected applicants will receive free rent from November 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 in a retail space on the first floor of the Carew Tower (see map below), close to other retail, holiday events, and Fountain Square. As an added benefit, the City of Cincinnati has made available $1000 for eligible expenses such as merchandising materials, including racks, hangers, shelving, window displays, payment processing
equipment, etc.

Where do I register?

Fill out the application here!

I'm a property owner. Where do I get more information?

Download our Property Owner FAQ here!

Let’s make Downtown Cincinnati retail POP!