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The Search is on for the Next Great Pop-Up at Block Thirty-Seven

Friday, October 09, 2015 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

The search is back on! Block 37 (108 N. State Street), Chicago’s modern shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of the Loop, is once again offering both established and emerging brands the ultimate opportunity to connect with local consumers with its annual pop-up competition: The Search for the Next Great Pop-Up. This is an amazing opportunity for the local small business community to connect with a premier retailer, link up with some of the industries movers and shakers and get their brand in front of the many patrons that frequent Block 37!

Tapping both Block 37’s experts and through social vote, one brand, designer, artist or creator will have the opportunity to win a FREE prime retail space during the busy holiday season, a crucial time for new designers, as well as $2,500 in prize money to help build out their space. 

Not only is Block 37 the go-to for pop-up concepts that are open for a limited-time only, it’s also successful in providing sustainable opportunities. Bucketfeet, a Chicago-based footwear manufacturer that supports local artists, initially came to Block 37 in 2013 when the brand was in its initial launch. Two years later, Bucketfeet remains in Block 37, even though they have expanded sales globally. The prime space is known to host some of the city's most prominent events including Latino Fashion Week, Fashion Focus and tons of pop-up shops such as the Lollapalooza lifestyle pop-up during the summer festival.

“The Search for the Next Great Pop-Up is an amazing opportunity for an up-and-coming brand,” said Hannah Kardux, retail operations manager at Bucketfeet. “We started here as a two-week pop-up space about two years ago, and it’s truly elevated our presence as a Chicago fashion brand. I’m thrilled that Block 37 is continuing this competition for emerging designers as it provides unparalleled exposure to the larger community, especially during such a busy time for the retail industry.”

Block 37 continues to connect and brighten the local retail and independent community! If you are interested in applying to become the Next Great Pop-up, get your applications in this weekend! The deadline to apply is Monday October 12, 2015. You can learn more and apply directly HERE.

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