‘Pop Up Shops’ return to downtown Sioux City for second season

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 3:49 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Downtown Partners held a press conference early Thursday to discuss this year’s “Small Business Marketplace.” The event is in its second season and was created to encourage Siouxlanders to support local small businesses over the holiday season.

The marketplace will open starting Saturday, Nov. 27, and will bring in between 12 and 16 different local vendors for Siouxlanders to showcase their goods and give Siouxlanders a chance to shop local this holiday season.

“Giving Siouxlanders the opportunity to shop small. So, not only are our dollars more impactful as a community when we shop small, but they also give a better overall experience. I think gifts that are bought from small businesses mean a little bit more. I am obviously a little more biased there, but nonetheless, we are very excited for it,” said Jesse Hinrichs, Entrepreneurial Navigator.

The Marketplace will not only be a great chance to get your holiday shopping done locally, but it will also provide exposure to many local businesses that currently don’t have a storefront.

“So, our business is a home-based business, and to have this expose in downtown Sioux City is great. Just to get people down here and to experience more of the small-town businesses that don’t necessarily have access to their own buildings,” said Melissa Gritzmaker, owner of Sit Pretty Barkery.

The Small Business Market Place will be located at 1005 4th Street at the historic Aalfs Manufacturing building, and will open at 10 a.m. and run through 6 p.m. starting Saturday, Nov. 27 and will also be open during those same hours on Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18.

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