Calling all entrepreneurs, Downtown South Bend hopes new business prospects will apply for the 2013 Holiday Pop Up Shop Program.
The program allows interested and potential small business owners to open a store, rent free, for two months during the holiday season.
For the last 3 years, the program has been successful. According to program organizers, 6 participants have turned into permanent locations. Those include Imagine That, Made in Michiana, Acting Ensemble, Brew Werks, Bicycle Arts and Gallery and Indiana Rug.
Applications are due September 30, and must include a business strategy, a window display and two in-store events to be held over November and December.
The pop up shops that are chosen will be open from November 1-December 28.