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Successful pop-up shop initiative returns to Kendal

Published on: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Categorised under: Work , Business, Kendal, Retail

A successful pop-up shop initiative is returning to Kendal on the back of success in 2015.

Local businesses will have the opportunity to rent space at Finkle Street, Kendal, to showcase their products and brand as part of a first-of-its kind initiative in South Lakeland.

Ginger Bakers, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company and 54 Floral Clothing are among 18 local businesses who made use of the shop last year.

Lisa Smith of Ginger Bakers, said: “People are excited about the pop-up shop because it’s only there for so long.

“It’s a great opportunity for businesses to try out the high street. It’s an exciting way of getting insight and market research.”

Businesses can rent the space for one to three weeks without committing to a long-term let.

The initiative is being run by South Lakeland District Council, who are keen to hear from businesses. The council’s portfolio holder for Town Centres and Small Businesses Giles Archibald, said: “It provides a perfect opportunity for businesses to bring something new onto the high street and test new retail formats.’’

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