In an effort to activate the neighborhood along Historic Hotel Row in South Downtown Atlanta, Newport is seeking proposals from local businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, non-profits, and artists to participate in Pop Up Row (the “Program”) to provide innovative solutions to underutilized, street-level retail property. The program will bring new energy and vibrancy to vacant storefronts while supporting local artisans and businesses. Pop Up Row will kick off April 4, 2019 and will run through July 31, 2019 with the potential for extended occupancy
Newport, as program administrator and property owner, will extend spaces rent free and $500 per each approved program participant for start-up and space improvement costs. Funds may be used for minor improvements to interior or exterior space, per Newport approval.
Pop Up Row will focus on activating Historic Hotel Row during the best weather our city has to offer, spring & early summer and just after the start of the 2019 Atlanta United soccer season.
Newport will extend $500 per each approved Program Participant for start-up and space improvement costs. Funds may be used to finance minor improvements to interior or exterior space, per Newport approval as stated in the signed license agreement.
Ineligible improvements include any alteration to the space not approved in the signed license agreement, as well as any equipment or inventory purchases.
Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis beginning March 4, 2019 through March 31, 2019. All Pop Up establishments will be open for four months from April 4, 2019 through July 31, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of approval on a rolling basis. Spaces will be assigned based on availability, Pop Up Row selection committee preference and applicant preference.