Boroondara council has received $20,000 from the state government’s Streetlife Program towards launching a pop-up shop pilot project during the coming year.
The council aims to establish a working group of property owners, agents and trader associations to develop a strategy for introducing short-term retailers into shopping precincts with vacant premises. Mayor Jack Wegman said the initiative would make the area’s shopping strips more dynamic. Read more.
We’ve published stories before about local Great Britain gov’t giving a chunk of change to struggling retail spaces to make room for pop-ups, now it’s Australia’s turn. Is USA next?