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July 14th, 2013Pop-up Retail a New Trend in Covington

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by Dave Malaska

Covington, KY – Slowly but surely, Covington’s going pop.

The city’s central business district, particularly along Pike and Seventh streets and Madison Avenue, is being targeted by a new retail bent that could transform the look and feel of the area. “Pop-up” retailing, the trendy quick-hit stores that specialize in the unique, fueled by the speed of social media and temporary by nature, are starting to fill vacant Covington storefronts.

Long an urban staple, “pop-ups” can trace their origins back to the trunk sales of the early 1900s. More recently, they regained popularity in France before spreading to U.S. coasts and began edging into the Midwest.

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