LEADER (Links Between Activities Developing the Rural Economy) and common good fund sources are putting money into opening new pop-ups in old retail space in UK.
Selkirk’s Chamber of Trade has been awarded nearly £22,000 to set up pop-up shops around the Royal Burgh, in order to help reverse its 30 per cent drop in pedestrian footfall.
“Despite its setting and its literary and historical associations, Selkirk does not seem to offer enough to encourage prolonged visits by tourists. Measures to improve this situation need to be supported by healthy retailing, attractive to visitors and locals.”
And pop-ups and other short-term opportunities seem to be the perfect answer. Read the entire store on The Southern Reporter.