The third pop-up shop in Winnipeg opened Thursday, adding another reason for shoppers to consider shopping downtown.
FLASH Boutique is located at 438 Graham Avenue and offers a wide selection of made-in-Manitoba products such as art, vintage clothing, jewelry and pottery.
“FLASH Boutique offers the 100,000 Winnipeggers who come downtown every day for work, education and world-class entertainment another reason to stay and shop,” said Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief, minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg.
Katerina Pappas, project manager of FLASH Boutique, says the pop-up gives more than 45 artisans an opportunity to test out the Winnipeg market.
All three shops are part of the Pop Up Shop Hop (PUSH) pilot project that was launched in April. The program was established to promote new retail and reactivate vacant storefronts in downtown Winnipeg with assistance from the province and CentreVenture Development Corporation.