Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pop-Up Retail: The Mount Pleasant "Temporium"

3068 will become Temporium, then Nana
Temporary Emporium. Temporium. And we've got one!

The DC Office of Planning and Mount Pleasant Main Street are partnering to activate an empty retail space by turning it into a temporary marketplace featuring local vendors. The retail space is located at 3068 Mount Pleasant Street NW. The partnership consists of a $15,000 award from the DC Office of Planning to the Mount Pleasant Main Street organization. Specifically, this award originated with DC OP's Temporary Urbanism initiative.

3068 is the future home of Nana boutique and formerly housed  Mount Pleasant Deli. The Deli closed late summer 2009 and the new vintage boutique will open in spring of 2011 after the Temporium closes.

The Temporium will operate on 24 as of yet unspecified days during late January through the end of February. Approximately 20 artists will offer items for sale and the theme is storytelling (the motto: "What's Your Story?"). So, in addition to art sales by local artists, there will be related events like autobiographical and theatrical storytelling sessions and live musical performances. Scheduling has yet to be released, but I will post  announcements as they come in.

Hopefully we can replicate or exceed the success of the District's first Temporium. It was placed on H Street NE during the summer of 2010 and visited by 1,600 people over just four weekends. 

Volunteers are still needed. If you interested or just want more information visit the Mount Pleasant Temporium website here.