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Carolina Mall

Concord, North Carolina

The American Dream Project is excited to partner with the Carolina Mall in the search for Concord’s Next Great Pop-Up Shop!

Apply today for the opportunity to win a pop-up space in one of the most highly trafficked shopping venues in the Concord area. 


2022 applications are now live!

The search for the Next Great Pop-Up Shop is open to businesses of all types. Finalists will be selected and interviewed by the Carolina Mall. The winner is awarded a space to host their pop-up shop for 12 weeks.

Pop-Up Shop Term

October 1 - December 31


Carolina Mall, 1480 Concord Parkway North, Concord, NC 28025

What You Win

To help bring your pop-up to life, the Carolina Mall will provide the following:

  • Retail space in the Carolina Mall for 12 weeks

  • Rent to be covered by the Carolina Mall 

  • Up to $1,000 toward design and build-out of the space

  • Branded signage and coming soon graphics

  • A team of marketing and graphic design professionals to assist in the design, layout and branding of your shop

  • Access to training to assist with marketing your shop, predicting expenses and operating a brick-and-mortar space 

  • Press release announcing the winner distributed through all appropriate media channels 

  • Grand opening e-blast to 4,000+ Carolina Mall Fashion Insiders

  • Ongoing promotion of pop-up shop through all digital assets including social media and electronic newsletter

Winner's Responsibility

To qualify, the winner will be responsible for the following: 

  • Professionally merchandised store ready to conduct daily business by the term start date and throughout the term 

  • Staffing and adhering to Carolina Mall hours of operation or agreed upon hours of operation 

  • Execution of short-term license agreement and proof of proper insurance coverage

  • Documentation of design and build out expenditures 

  • Utilities within the Pop-Up space

About the Space

Located in a prominent corner of the Mall, this space features an open layout and beautiful glass display areas. The space is approximately 1,400 sf.

View the photo gallery above for pictures of the space or visit us at the Carolina Mall to look around!


Note that the space shown is currently designed for retail use; however, we encourage pop-up concepts of all types to apply as modifications can be made. If you are interested in a restaurant, bakery or catering use or other alternative use please make a note on your application as there are other locations available.

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