Effort to boost downtown Detroit with pop-up shops PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 06:41

DETROIT (AP) — Plans are in the works to boost downtown Detroit with a series of temporary stores, restaurants, marketplaces and other installations.

Downtown leaders are expected to hear details of a large-scale retail and place-making strategy Thursday. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/10dkDWy ) the plans for so-called pop-up shops will target Woodward Avenue corridor and some other downtown areas.

The newspaper says Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the city and the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. are involved. New York consultant Fred Kent's nonprofit Project for Public Spaces was hired as part of the effort.

Kent says the plan calls for activities as soon as this year. He described the plan as "one of the most ambitious I've seen."

Such temporary shops have been used previously in Detroit and elsewhere.


Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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