Welcome to Pop Columbus

POP Columbus is 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 is 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 provides tenants with marketing support, expert advice and additional resources to ensure retail success. The goal of POP Columbus is 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 is made possible with the support of our friends and partners at the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and The Columbus Foundation.