Fingal 'Pop-Up' Shop Initiative

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fingal County Council in conjunction with the Fingal Enterprise Board is developing a 'Pop-Up' Shop Initiative to help start up businesses get off the ground .  

A 'Pop-Up' Shop is where vacant commercial property in our town centres is made available on a temporary basis (1-4 weeks) to start-up businesses, local entrepreneurs, artists/crafts sector, local community groups in order to allow them to reach a new audience and customer base for their activities and products. 

The Council would essentially lease individual appropriate premises and facilitate vetted occupiers to use the space for a limited period only. Similar such schemes have recently been established in Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown amongst others. 

Initially the intention is to get a handle on what response there would be to this initiative from both potential occupiers and potential landlords. If you have a premises to lease or are interested in leasing from the scheme please get in touch. 

What are the Benefits?
Support for start-up businesses and local community groups gaining exposure in our Town Centres

Encouragement for entrepreneurs to progress small or online businesses to the main street retail sector – using the Pop-Up Shop to test their target market

Increased footfall and complementary business for existing retailers negatively affected by adjacent vacant units

Positive publicity and an attractive image for the Town Centre

Exposure for vacant units occupied by Pop-Up Shops, which could assist in long term letting

Through a Tenancy Agreement occupiers typically use a ‘Pop-Up Shop’ for up to a maximum of 4 weeks paying a nominal all inclusive rent in the region of €150 per week.

This initiative aims to complement existing businesses and only occupiers which are vetted by Fingal County Council will be permitted to occupy a Pop-Up Shop.

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