Pop! Goes Westwood (June 18-Sept. 11 2016) energized the historic business district on weekends along Harrison Avenue west of Montana Avenue. Plans call for new rotating pop up shops, public art, music and areas to play and exercise. This program is presented by Westwood Works and WestCURC.
Currently a vacant lot in the heart of the historic Westwood business district, Pop! Goes Westwood was home to a unique activation with a temporary storefront façade created along of Harrison Avenue with tents behind – housing pop up retail establishments. This will create an arrival of retail possibilities along Harrison Avenue and adjacent to what is known as the “Bowtie” space.
The “Bowtie” is an identified community objective to create a public space at the intersection of Epworth, Urwiler, and Harrison Avenues to allow for community events, activities and programming. Westwood residents hope that this space can serve as a catalyst for ongoing community development. More than 50,000 cars pass through this critical intersection on a daily basis.
The retail pop up shops will be open on the weekends from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday’s and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday’s at minimum to compliment the programming in the “Bowtie” which will include dancing by Pones, Yoga by Four Directions Studio, Zumba by Robin, Happen Inc. Chase Public, Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library, and Pop Up Beer Gardens among its and activities.
Westwood Works and WestCURC are excited to be working with ArtWorks to attract a robust creative enterprise community.