Photo: OKW Architects.
Block 37, a modern shopping center located in the heart of the Loop, will once again offer entrepreneurs and established retailers the chance to open up a temporary shop during the coveted holiday season. Spanning an entire city block, Block 37 features myriad dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations. Over the past couple of years, it has also been home to various pop-up shops such as LollaShop, the official pop-up store for Lollapalooza. The center's second annual “Search for the Next Great Pop-up” contest offers one winning brand, designer, artist, or creator a free retail space within Block 37, plus $2,500 in prize money to help outfit the space.
Since its creation, Block 37 has demonstrated a strong dedication to local start-ups and new businesses, and hopes this contest will allow one lucky winner to receive the resources and exposure they need to make their business a success. After the application period closes (October 12), a panel of judges will select the top contestants. Shoppers and followers of Block 37 on social media will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite concept. The winner will be announced on November 18. Block 37, 108 North State Street. For more information or to apply,click here.