Host Your Pop-Up Shop
291 Main Street, A LIttle Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog is the first and only publication to dedicate a Guide to promoting Pop-Up Shops in the area. These types of shopping events are vital to making designers, artisans, and makers more accessible to the community. Pop-Up Shops also contribute to an exciting economy. Now we've taken it a step further, and opened up our Space to be a venue to how your Pop-Up Shop or experience.
Combine with other artisans, or host a solo show. A Little Beacon Space is designed to be spacious and fluid for a shopping experience. Located in the middle of Beacon at 291 Main Street in one of Beacon's most historic buildings, The Telephone Building, our venue has 2 storefront windows overlooking the street and is the first room inside of the building, and an easy room to configure to set shop.
This Pop-Up Shop package is for 3 days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You'll want all three days for a successful move-in and move-out. Pop-Up shops hosted here at A Little Beacon Space typically open on Friday at 3pm and close on Sunday at 5pm. Here's a breakdown of how the hours usually play out, but you can set your own hours within these days, letting our Event Manager know in advance so that she can plan on when to open and close for you:
Space Opens for Vendor Setup: 12pm
Retail Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Space Closes for Day: 7pm
Space Opens for Vendor: 9:30am
Retail Hours: 10am-8pm
Space Closes: 8pm
Space Opens: 9:30am
Retail Hours: 10am-5pm
Space Closes After Vendor Breakdown: 8pm
PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE INCLUDES
We want your shop to succeed. So we built in ways that A Little Beacon Blog can help promote your pop-up shop when it's hosted in our Space.
- Banner Ad: A display ad on the side column of every page of our website.
- Listing on our Schedule Page.
- Listing on our Home Page.
- Listing with your flyer in our Pop-Up Shop Guide.
- Listing in our newsletter with other sponsors. See this example at the bottom.
- Listing in our flyer case outside (see picture below).
- 2 Storefront Windows: Decorate! Bring sparkly lights!
- OPEN Sign: Lights up in the dark.
- OPEN Signs for the front doors to attract people in.
- Banner placed in front and side window with the dates of your show 1 week in advance.
- Sidewalk Sign: Place your sign out front on the sidewalk with your flyer to help people know they are in the right place. Additionally, hang your flyer on the front door of A Little Beacon Space as a final anchor point to bringing people in the door.
- Media List: We'll give you a list of recommended publications to reach out to about your event to help you get publicity for it.
- 10 folding chairs
- 1 long black table
- 2 ivory faux leather high-back chairs
- 1 coffee table
- Epson projector: EX3240/EX7240 Pro. It has the following cables: USB, HDMI, VGA, Audio. We have a BOSE bluetooth speaker in the room, but also have plug-in computer speakers if anyone’s bluetooth acts up.
- 75" wide projector screen
- Easel with paper and markers (including a few glitter markers). Looks like this with adjustable legs.
- 2 black stools
- Mini-fridge with icebox (in room)
- Wine & Beer openers
- Wine glasses for small gatherings
- French and Tea Presses
- Set of 8 china plates and mugs
- 3 serving platters
- Water cooler (a glass water jug with spout)
- 2 short glass vases
- Full length mirror
- Bose Bluetooth speaker
- Computer plug-in speakers for those who are Bluetooth challenged
- Air-conditioner - turn on as you need it
- 3 trash cans for optional recycling and food compositing
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
To run a pop-up shop here, you'll need a few things:
- Liability Insurance Per Vendor: If you have liability insurance, please add our company to it. Specifics will be in your contract. Alternatively, temporary insurance is available for $39 for 3 days through ACT Insurance. It's easy to start and you can buy it online.
- Contract: We'll send you a contract that outlines nitty gritty stuff, like what kind of decorations to bring, how to hang things, and what to do if it snows.
- Payment: Once you're good with the above and we've settled on an available date, your reservation for the space will be made once you complete payment, which can happen from this page. Scroll down and select the Pop-Up Shop option.
- Event Checklist: Our Event Manager will open and close for you, and will give you an easy breezy checklist to follow, like how to turn on the sparkly overhead lights, where the bathroom is, contact phone numbers, etc. Our Event Managers are artists, and can even be commissioned to illustrate your sidewalk sign (it actually is harder and more time consuming than it seems).
TWO POP-UP PACKAGE OPTIONS
1. Sales Split
Pop-Up Shops can be risky, but fun. They let designers and merchants try out new products or art with new audiences. We want to help make that happen. For pop-up shops, we offer a 70%/30% (you get 70%) split of sales with a down-payment of $300. Sales would be deducted from the down-payment, and additional sales paid at the end of your event. In this scenario, A Little Beacon Blog takes more of a partner role and does extra promotion for you, including a dedicated article, Facebook share, and extra Instagram marketing.
Please Contact Us with your idea to consider. Please include website, social handles, following, and your ideas for marketing.
2. Flat Rate
If you're feeling pretty confident, and want to pay a clean, flat rate, then you can with the $750 rate for the 3-day package for pop-ups.
Both options are below for you to select from.
Sidewalk signs are so cool! But actually take a long time, and start with a blank canvas. If you need to delegate this task, A Little Beacon Blog can chalk it up for you with an on-brand design that includes room for store days and hours. The main design will remain during your stay here, but the day and time will change for each day. We do have protective plexiglass that goes over the side walk sign, but some rain can get through to run the chalk. If the chalk gets roughed up a bit outside, you can touch it up, or we can for a Touch Up fee. You can get either or both services as needed here.
HOURS & RATES:
Monday - Friday
Dependent upon type of meeting
9am - 3pm
3pm - 10pm
8am - 10pm
3 Full Day Pop-Up Shop Combo
8am - 10pm
Book the whole weekend, Friday-Sunday, and get each day for a discounted rate of $283/Discounted Full Day.
Pop-Up Shops can be risky, but fun. They let designers and merchants try out new products or art with new audiences. We want to help make that happen.
Yoga and fitness instructors who would like to host a pop-up work out session called #DropNGiveMe20. If you're interested in leading this series, please Contact Us.