Amie Hankinson had been running her toy shop, Growing Kind, online for two years when she launched her first pop-up through Council’s Suburban Shopfront Activation program.
“We had been toying with the idea of opening a physical space for a while, and the program seemed like the perfect test run,” she said.
Along with a cash grant, the program matched Growing Kind with a vacant shopfront in Morningside. The initial temporary pop-up was such a success, Amie signed a permanent lease.
If you’re a small business looking for temporary premises, or a landlord of a vacant shopfront, Council’s program can help you too. To register, visit Suburban Shopfront Activation program.
This article was originally published in the February-March 2021 edition of the Business in Brisbane publication. Read the full newsletter.