Edmonton Journal – March 22, 2012

An empty storefront used to be just that – an abandoned, unused space. But the one next to Duchess Bake Shop, the popular bakery’s  former location, has become a hotspot for pop-ups.

Several pop-up stores have already set up temporary homes in the empty space at 10720 124th Street, offering everything from vintage clothes to baby togs to art.

The latest pop-up effort is the On the Spot Craft Sale this weekend. It runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again next month, April 14 and 15.


West Edmonton Local – March 23, 2012

…On the Spot Pop-Up Craft Sale manager Marissa Loewen chose to have her next event in the space because of her fondness of the 124th Street area.

“I want to raise awareness about really amazing handmade vendors by shopping local without the big box store mentality.”

The Pop-Up sale is happening on March 24 and 25 and will be running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 12 different vendors selling a little bit of everything such as clothing, jewelry, home décor, cartoon illustrations and paintings.


Global TV Edmonton – March 25, 2012

…Marissa Loewen, the show manager of the On the Spot Pop-Up Craft Sale, says the concept of the event not only gives up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to show off their products without the usual marketing costs, but it also encourages shopping local.

“The ability that we can shop, grow, make, produce within our community and then have our community come and buy that. It’s just a real great circle for the economy.”

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