What Is St'art Up 317?
St'artUp 317 is a competitive program that aims to match young brands, established businesses wanting to test a new market, startups and artists, with vacant and under-utilized first floor commercial space in downtown neighborhoods to create pop-up stores. Inspired by similar initiatives across the country St'artUp 317 is being coordinated by Downtown Indy, Inc in partnership with PATTERN in order to incubating viable retail businesses and long-term tenants, while supporting the creative class and improving the cultural profile of our city. The long-term goal of the program is to eliminate empty storefronts, increase local and visitor consumer spending and ensure that the Downtown neighborhoods continue thriving.
Who Can Apply to be a Vendor?
St’artUp 317 welcomes applications from individuals, organizations or businesses who have an exhibit, a product, or a place-making initiative that can pop-up for 30 days during regular business hours or create an engaging window display that can be enjoyed 24/7.
LANDLORDS!! Do you have a Vacant Storefront?
If you have a ground floor retail space or window that you'd like to submit for consideration, please do so HERE!
List of Available Properties
Property #1: 1000sqf RETAIL SPACE in the ARTISTRY APARTMENTS NEXT TO ORANGETHEORY (Bathroom access inside Artistry Apartment building for vendors; no bathrooms for customers.
Property #2: 1000sqf Old Auto shop at 1034 Virginia Ave (corner of Virginia & Woodlawn, opposite murphy building
Property #3: 1600sqf 941 N. Meridian
WINDOW #1: 3 windows in Artistry Apartments building along Washington St. next to Assurant
WINDOW #2: Circle Center Mall, Ex-Nordstrom window facing Georgia st near the corner of Meridian And Georgia. (137"x92.5")
WINDOW #3: Circle Center Mall, Ex-Nordstrom window facing Meridian st near the corner of Meridian And Georgia. (137"x92.5")
WINDOW #4: Circle Center Mall, 3 windows across the road from The Conrad next to Carson's (each window measures 52.25" X 134.75")
WINDOW #5: Forte Apartment building, Specific Windows TBA
WINDOW #6: CityWay Building along Delaware. Specific windows TBA
WINDOW #7: CityWay, NW corner of Alabama & South St
Lot #1 Parking lot at 1034 Virginia Ave, Weekend activations only.
We're looking for artists, startups and established businesses who could benefit from exposure and revenue provided by a short-term pop-up in the heart of downtown indianapolis while bringing activity & life to the space.
Let's put our best foot forward!
Want to learn more about pop-ups and how you can make yours a success? check out all these great resources below:
pop-ups in the press:
- This is What Will Happen To All the Empty Stores You're Seeing - Forbes
- Pop-up Stores Thrive in a World of Failing Retailers - The New York Times
- How Pop-UP Retain Delivers Long Term Value - Fourth Source
- Pop-up Stores Become More than just a Trend - Retail Touchpoints
how to host a successful pop-up:
- The Ultimate Guide to Pop-Up Shops - Shopify
- The Ultimate Guide to Opening a Pop-Up Shop - Storefront
- The Pop-up Primer - Miles
- The Magic of Pop-up Shop Marketing - American Marketing Association