Pop-Up Shops Open May 18th

Posted On Friday May 06, 2022
A Pop-Up Shop vendor in Downtown Cornwall
A Pop-Up Shop vendor in Downtown Cornwall

The City of Cornwall's Pop-Up Shops are scheduled to re-open May 18th!

Interested artists, artisans, small business owners, and non-profits can now book a pop-up online.

All three containers are located at the Cornwall Square Parkette, at the corner of Pitt Street and First Street.

The pop-up shops made waves when they opened in 2020 and have hosted over 200 different vendors since then.

“Our Pop-Up program was developed in 2020 to relieve some of the pandemic restrictions facing small businesses and social groups in our community,” said Mr. James Fawthrop, Manager of Facilities and Recreation. “Although most provincial restrictions have been lifted, the overall success of the program has encouraged us to continue offering the program this season.”

“I’m pleased to see this program return for another year,” said Mayor Glen Grant. “Not only have these pop-ups created new opportunities for small businesses and groups in our community, but they have also added vibrancy of the downtown core.”

The turn-key shops are available to rent starting at $20+HST a day. Some restrictions exist: commercial beauty products, food and beverage, resident garage sales, and personal care services are not permitted. 

Learn more about the pop-up shops on our website.

How To Book Online

New and returning users are invited to join the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) on Monday, May 16th at 2 p.m. for an interactive webinar about program eligibility and an explanation for how to book online.

“The best way to evaluate the viability of a product is to test the market”, said Shauna Baggs, Business Consultant with the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. “Taking advantage of a Pop-Shop gives small business owners the opportunity to meet customers in a high-traffic area without significant overhead cost”.

Click to register for CBEC webinar.

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