Pop-ups here to stay

Pop-up shops and restaurants – capitalising on empty retail space in towns and cities – are taking off, creating opportunities for small businesses

28th May, 2011

As the number of empty shops on the streets of Irish towns and cities continues to rise, enterprising retailers are finding alternative ways to use the space.

So-called pop-ups - temporary businesses, including shops, galleries and restaurants - are doing just that: popping up on streets for weeks at a time, breathing new life into areas where commercial blood had ceased to flow.

‘‘It’s not an Irish trend, it’s a global one,” said David Fitzsimons,...

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