BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In the event you’re on the lookout for one place to buy native this vacation season, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is making it straightforward.
They’ve opened a vacation retail pop-up store at Heart Plaza that includes a number of native distributors.
It’s been an particularly robust 12 months for Baltimore enterprise house owners like Alisa Brock
“I had a really troublesome time initially of COVID,” Brock mentioned. “My on-line gross sales slowed down. Every thing slowed down.”
She runs Drama MaMa Bookshop and often sells notebooks in markets throughout Baltimore.
However for months, Brock’s gross sales had been down as a result of they had been closed throughout the pandemic.
That modified when the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore purchased a number of of her notebooks to promote at its new vacation pop-up store.
“The truth that they bought them from us prematurely at value is extraordinarily useful,” Brock mentioned. “It’s virtually like they’ve invested in us and we’re there.”
The pop-up store opened on Wednesday at Heart Plaza on Fayette Avenue. It options Baltimore made presents.
Solely two households or teams are allowed contained in the store at a time and masks are required.
Jack Brinkley was one of many first buyers choosing up some vacation presents for his household.
“I purchased somewhat sticker I survived 2020 for my sister,” Brinkley mentioned. “She loves stickers and ironic stuff like this. For my dad, I received some espresso beans.”
It’s one place throughout the season of giving to purchase presents for family members and to provide native distributors a much-needed increase.
The pop-up store is open from midday to eight p.m. Wednesday by Sunday till December 23.