Queen City Pop Up is back, and organizers say it will not be cancelled this time around

Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 15:34:50-04

Applications to be part of the Queen City Holiday Pop Up are now open.

The "pop-up" event offers free rent on the 600 block of Main Street from Nov. 10 to Dec. 31. The goal is to allow small businesses owners to showcase their products during the busy holiday season. 

The Department of Urban Development Corporation spearheads the initiative. 

However, last Spring the pop-up was canceled.

"Issues with being able to participate in both initiatives because they were also participating in other summer markets," Brandye Merriweather, the Vice President, of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, said.

Another reason it was canceled was that the businesses that applied weren't able to meet the six-day work-week requirement. 

To avoid canceling the event again, they are going to adjust the timing of the pop up and work with vendors regarding the time commitment.

"Moving forward we will definitely be looking at making some adjustments," Merriweather said.

Business proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 15. Applications are available online at BUDC. Proposals can be submitted by emailing them to bmerriweather@buffalourbandevelopment.com or handing it in at the BUDC office on the fourth floor of 95 Perry St.


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