Welcome to Pop Columbus

Note: POP Columbus is no longer accepting pop-up retail applications and ceasing operations as of September 2021.

POP Columbus was a Downtown Pop-Up Retail Incubator Program with a mission to connect small businesses and entrepreneurs with short term ready-to-lease retail opportunities.

POP Columbus was operated by the Gay Street Collaborative (GSC), a nonprofit Business Association that services the needs of the businesses and organizations in the Gay Street area.

In addition to pop-up retail space, POP Columbus also provided tenants with marketing support, expert advice and additional resources to ensure retail success. The goal of POP Columbus was to help bridge the gap between pop-up retailers and full-time retailers, stimulating the Downtown retail economy, filling available retail vacancies, and assisting with foot traffic generation for existing retail business.

POP Columbus was made possible with the support of our friends and partners at the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and The Columbus Foundation.