How to Apply for Pop-Up Space

General Information

What Types of Retail We’re Looking For

  • Hardlines Retail
    • Home Decor / Furniture
    • Kitchen / Cooking Supplies
    • Electronics
    • Office Supplies
    • Bath / Beauty Supplies
    • Jewelry / Eyewear
    • Artisan Grocery Retail Items (jarred, canned, boxed or bottled)
    • Stationery / Books / Media
    • Plants / Floral
    • Artwork / Creative
    • Gift Items / Miscellaneous
  • Softlines Retail
    • Men’s Fashion
    • Women’s Fashion
    • Active Wear
    • Footwear / Shoes
    • Accessories / Specialty Fashion

What Types of Retail We’re NOT Looking For

  • No prepared to-go food
  • No restaurants
  • No liquor / tobacco / vape supplies
  • No guns / firearms
  • No pawn shops / “eBay” stores / thrift shops
  • No adult stores / pornographic stores
  • No non-retail office, event space or business service uses

What is Provided and What is Expected

POP Columbus provides turn-key white-box retail environments. The spaces include signage opportunities, prominent window displays, basic track lighting, and a flexible open floorplan for individual tenants. A small central back-office/storage room is available, as well as a shared bathroom.

POP Columbus additionally provides marketing support through social media promotions and marketing efforts on behalf of the GSC and SID. Additional marketing opportunities are available during special events including Moonlight, Sunlight and Pearl Markets.

Retail tenants are expected to provide their own furniture, product racks and displays, checkout systems, partitions, additional display lighting and any other fixtures or furnitures needed to decorate and display products. Tenants are expected to return the space in its original clean condition upon completion of rental timeframe.

Additional Considerations

Utilities included in baseline rental cost: electricity, water, heating and cooling, gas, internet. No separate phone line or cable tv package is included.

Tenants are expected to clean/maintain space during usage timeframe, including trash and recycling removal services.

How and When to Submit Your Proposal

If you’re interested in renting a pop-up retail space for 30 or fewer days, CLICK HERE for our Short-Term Application Form.

If you’re interested in renting a pop-up retail space for 31 or more days, CLICK HERE for our Long-Term Application Form.

Any questions about submissions can be submitted to

Note: Any proposal for a rental of less than 30 days should be submitted with at least 30 days notice ahead of requested start date.

Note: Any proposal for a rental of 30 or more days should be submitted with at least 60 days notice ahead of requested start date.

Note: All rental requests are subject to review by committee before approval. Dates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with consideration and priority given to longer rental requests of one month or more.