2017 Holiday Pop Up Shop
In the continuation of undertaking initiatives encouraging a vibrant downtown and creating conditions for business success and economic development in the community, Taber Economic Development (TED) partnered with a student from the University of Lethbridge’s Applied Studies Program to complete a study on the impacts of pop up shop style businesses in Taber.
Building off of this project, TED also partnered in a pilot project with some local home based businesses to open up a week long pop up shop in a vacant downtown store front (4702 52 Street) from December 13th to the 17th, 2017.
There were multiple businesses in one building selling anything from home décor, soaps, and signs to jewelry, clothing and paintings. On Saturday the 16th the pop up shop even hosted Santa Claus between 6-8pm while serving hot chocolate and cookies.
Through an online and paper survey for all shoppers and vendors, TED gathered important insight from the community on the initiative.