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  • POP at the Lincoln Hub

    POP is a rotating series of creative pop-up spaces that showcase local artists, makers and merchants. Presented by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area 27, POP provides creative individuals and small businesses with an opportunity to test new ideas while creating an ever-changing attraction in the heart of the Lincoln Hub—the dynamic stretch of Lincoln Avenue between Diversey and Belmont.

    POP works by temporarily activating vacant and underutilized storefronts until a long-term lease is signed. The goal? Transforming the Lincoln Hub into one of Chicago’s most vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. By filling spaces with merchants and artists that create interest, we're making available storefronts on the street a more valuable and attractive place to do business.

    To learn more about POP, download this presentation.

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  • The Lincoln Hub has untapped potential.

    The area boasts more total spending than most communities and a median household income of $119,725 within a half mile.

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  • Consumers want more.

    According to a recent survey of consumer needs, Lakeview locals want a wider variety of retail and dining options, and higher quality retail options.


  • What's Popping Up

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  • Retail

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  • Experiential


  • POP In

    Visit a POP storefront near you. More spaces are popping up all the time, so check back soon!

  • For Properties

    Property owners are turning to POP to attract attention to vacant or underutilized storefronts until they are leased. By removing paper from windows and turning the lights on, we're adding value to the street to make it easier to lease properties, giving leasing agents a unique opportunity to showcase the potential of spaces to prospective tenants.

    Interested in transforming your storefront into a POP storefront? Fill out this form.

  • For Merchants

    POP provides merchants with low-cost retail space in the middle of one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods. Whether you are thinking about opening up a new business or looking to expand your existing business, with POP, you can test the concept before committing to a long-term lease agreement.

    Interested in selling your goods or services in a POP storefront? Fill out this form.

  • For Artists

    POP draws upon the talents of local artists to create a one-of-a-kind arts attraction. By activating windows and storefronts with works of art, POP provides local artists with opportunities to reach new audiences, while positioning the Lincoln Hub as a destination for cultural consumers.

    Interested in showcasing your art in a POP storefront? Fill out this form.

  • Learn More

    For more details about how POP works, download this presentation.

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