Shelby, North Carolina
The American Dream Project is excited to partner with the Cleveland Mall in the search for Shelby’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 Shelby area.
2021 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 Cleveland Mall. The winner is awarded a space to host their pop-up shop for 12 weeks.
Pop-Up Shop Terms
October 1 - December 31
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 12 weeks
Rent to be covered by the Cleveland 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 modules 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 3,000+ Cleveland Mall Fashion Insiders
Ongoing promotion of pop-up shop through all digital assets including social media and electronic newsletter
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
Utilities within the Pop-Up space
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.