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New Pop-Up Retailers Open in Portage Place

June 1, 2015 3:22 PM | News

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Launch It!

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ managing director Jason Syvixay (third from right) with entrepreneurs from three winning businesses to operate their pop-up stores at Portage Place Shopping Centre. (DOWNTOWNWINNIPEGBIZ.COM)

WINNIPEG — Portage Place Shopping Centre is now home to three new pop-up retailers.

Mighty Malicious X Delicious, Winnipeg Pass, and Spark Rentals Inc. were chosen by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ from over 15 applicants to operate in the new incubator sites rent-free for the summer.

“We are thrilled to support these young, creative, and eager entrepreneurs,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

“They have put their own careers on hold to make a serious effort of their business dreams downtown. We are ready to help support them with value-added resources like business development, industry mentorship, legal and human resources coaching, and marketing support.”

Spaces are being provided through the BIZ’s Launch It! Retail Incubator & Pop-up initiative.

The end goal is that some of the businesses will eventually open up a permanent shop in the city’s downtown.