The American Dream Project is excited to partner with the Cleveland Mall in its search for Shelby’s Next Great Pop-Up Shop!
The American Dream Project connects entrepreneurs with brick and mortar spaces by working with property owners to facilitate the vision of new and expanding American businesses.
Apply today for the opportunity to win a pop-up space in one of the most highly trafficked shopping venues in the Shelby area.
The search is open to businesses of all types. The application deadline is Friday, February 14th. Finalists will be selected by the Cleveland Mall and contacted for an interview. The winner will be announced no later than Friday, February 21st and awarded a space to host their pop-up shop for 6 weeks this spring.
Pop-Up Shop Term
April 3rd - May 15th
Cleveland Mall, 2001-53 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152
What You Win
To help bring your pop-up to life, the Cleveland Mall will provide the following:
Retail space in the Cleveland Mall for 6 weeks
Rent and utilities including electric and HVAC to be covered by the Cleveland Mall
Up $1,000 toward design and build-out of the space
Press release announcing the winner distributed through all appropriate media channels
Grand opening e-blast to 3,000+ Cleveland Mall Fashion Insiders
Ongoing promotion of pop-up shop through all marketing channels and digital assets
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 Cleveland 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
About the Space
Located in the heart of the Cleveland Mall, the space features beautiful glass storefront and neutral carpet. Walls are primed with slats and brackets for shelving and fixtures. The sales floor is approximately 1,300 sf and includes a dressing room area with two fitting rooms.
View the photo gallery above for pictures of the space or visit us at the Cleveland 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 please make a note on your application as there are alternative locations available.