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Pop-up Downtown program returns to downtown Duluth storefronts

Businesses will have the chance to occupy vacant storefront space in downtown Duluth when the Pop-Up Downtown program returns for the holiday season.

The Greater Downtown Council is seeking retailers who are interested in short-term storefront space downtown. After four successful pop-up programs, property owners will again provide space rent-free for about two to three months.

“This program has been successful in helping several businesses become long-term tenants in the downtown. It’s a great partnership with property owners who wish to activate some vacant space while giving an entrepreneur a chance to test the market,” said Kristi Stokes, president of the Greater Downtown Council.

The available spaces are located at 408 W. Superior St., 106 E. Superior Street, suite 120A at 122 W. First St., and in the skywalk of the Holiday Center.

Interested businesses must be operational by Nov. 25. People who are interested should contact the Greater Downtown Council at (218) 727-8549 or email Stokes at A brief letter or email of interest is recommended to explain the applicant’s interest, relevant experience and ability to complete the project. Guidelines and information are available at