More pop-up stores added to downtown Duluth

The Greater Downtown Council of Duluth is allowing 12 retailers to sell goods free of rent

Another business owner is calling downtown Duluth home until Jan. 10. According to the Duluth News Tribune, Z Wireless Verizon Premium Retailer opened on Saturday as the latest addition to the Greater Downtown Council of Duluth's "pop-up" store program.

The program, called Pop-Up in Downtown, is a partnership with downtown property owners looking to fill up storefronts for the holidays. Rent is free for the businesses selected from late November through Jan. 10. Businesses submitted letters of interest in early November, and eight retailers were originally selected, though interest and availability continues to grow.

Duluth shoppers can now browse the following pop-up stores:

Woodchuckcase is the only company from the metro-area that's participating in the pop-up program. The St. Louis Park-based company sells real wood cases for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other accessories.

"We are excited to partner with the city of Duluth and downtown property store owners in this opportunity to increase brand awareness and sales for local-area businesses," Ben VandenWymelenberg, Woodchuckcase CEO and founder, said in a statement. "Pop-Up in Downtown supports our vision to bring high-quality sustainable products to local consumers this holiday season."
*Image courtesy of the Greater Downtown Council's Facebook page.