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The Downtown Springfield Association is partnering with Craig Wagoner to offer a new pop-up shop for the 2020 holiday season, located just two doors down from Gailey's Breakfast Cafe.
Wagoner is the owner of Gailey's and several of Downtown's historic buildings. That includes 210 East Walnut, where Gailey's Holiday Pop-Up Shop will occupy 2,000 square feet of retail space. The pop-up shop will be open Oct. 1-Dec. 31 and feature Southwest Missouri-based artists and crafters looking to showcase their work in a retail setting.
"This is a perfect spot to reach holiday shoppers," Jennifer Moseley, DSA Event Manager said. "It's within a block of popular Downtown spots like Gailey's Breakfast Cafe, Hotel Vandivort, Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes, Springfield Little Theatre and 5 Pound Apparel. It's also down the street from shops like A Cricket in the House and The Merry Moore."
The DSA will fill the recently-renovated building with a variety of high-quality goods. Space will be designed as a vibrant showcase to complement the two dozen retailers and 60 restaurants across Downtown Springfield.
Participating artisans will benefit from DSA marketing efforts in addition to occupying the highly-coveted location. The cost per square foot is only $4, with a minimum of 60 square feet. An additional 20% commission on all sales will be charged for credit card processing, shopping bags and supplies.
"We want this to be affordable and assist local artisans in these challenging times," Moseley said. "We are happy to work with them to design a space that best fits what they are selling."
Gailey's Holiday Pop-Up Shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., during October, November and December. The store will be staffed throughout the season. Vendors have the option to offset monthly rent by working in the shop.
Interested artists and crafters can call Moseley at 417-831-6200, or email [email protected].