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Popup Denver 2023 Applications Open!

Popup Denver is an initiative, formed by the Denver Department of Economic Development and Opportunity and the Downtown Denver Partnership, to activate storefronts in Denver’s most prominent commercial district, the 16th Street Mall, and more specifically, Upper Downtown. The initiative offers selected applicants an opportunity to set up shop in a downtown storefront, as well as discounted rent and a $20,000 package to help with interior design, setup, and merchandising support.

This initiative started in 2022 and is back by popular demand in 2023! This year, there are several locations available and two different application tracks – one for more experienced retail store owners and one for entrepreneurs who need additional assistance developing their brand before moving into storefront operations.

“Popup Denver is an innovative collaboration and unique chance for local entrepreneurs to explore growth in the heart of downtown Denver. I’m excited to see the creativity and dedication from the next round of businesses.”

Sean Jennings, Ireland Stapleton Attorney and Popup Denver Task Force Member

Applications for Popup Denver are due by midnight on March 3, 2023. For more information and to apply, visit the Popup Denver website.

Ireland Stapleton is a proud member of the Downtown Denver Partnership and is supportive of this initiative to enhance the Upper Downtown neighborhood and to increase opportunities for local entrepreneurs.