Make us your home page
Instagram

Popup retail to take over Channelside storefronts for Tampa Bay Fashion Week

Retail is coming to Channelside Bay Plaza, but not in the form of permanent stores that the struggling center needs.

As part of Tampa Bay Fashion Week, organizers are setting up temporary, popup stores in vacant storefronts along Channelside Drive. Karma: The Shops at Channelside will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 with more than a dozen retailers and designers selling handbags, jewelry, clothing and other items.

A VIP preview event will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Tickets are $35. Tampa Bay Fashion Week runs Sept. 13-21 with various events, including a kickoff party at International Plaza with author/speaker Jackie Walker and a runway show on Sept. 20.

A similar popup shopping event was held last year during Fashion Week at the former Exchange National Bank at 611 N Franklin St. in downtown Tampa. Popup stores are designed to promote retail in the urban core and raise awareness of retailers who might not have brick and mortar stores.

Popup retail to take over Channelside storefronts for Tampa Bay Fashion Week 09/03/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

    Roads

    Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.

    The Suncoast Parkway ends at U.S. 98 just south of Citrus County. For years residents have opposed extending the toll road, a project dubbed the "Suncoast 2" into Citrus County. But state officials recently announced that the Suncoast 2 should start construction in early 2018. [Stephen J. Coddington  |  TIMES]
  2. A sports rout on Wall Street

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak.

  3. Grocery chain Aldi hosting hiring event in Brandon Aug. 24

    Retail

    BRANDON — German grocery chain Aldi is holding a hiring event for its Brandon store Aug. 24. It is looking to fill store associate, shift manager and manager trainee positions.

  4. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

    Corporate

    TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you.

    Jeff Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning owner, invested in a new movie company looking to appeal to a global audience. | [Times file photo]
  5. Trigaux: Look to new Inc. 5000 rankings for Tampa Bay's future heavyweights

    Business

    There's a whole lotta fast-growing private companies here in Tampa Bay. Odds are good you have not heard of most of them.

    Yet.

    Kyle Taylor, CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, fills a glass for his employees this past Wednesday as the young St. Petersburg personal advice business celebrates its landing at No. 25 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Taylor, still in his 20s, wins kudos from executive editor Alexis Grant for keeping the firm's culture innovative. The business ranked No. 32 last year. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]