Get Down Memphis

Bringing more retail to Downtown Memphis: Here's how officials are working to fill vacancies

Posted on 9/10/2019

"The beauty of having this campaign, Open on Main, and us being granted this space through the end of the year is that we really are having a solid five months of operating that we're going to be able to learn. We get to pitch the entire experience in store, custom as well as off the rack stock sizing. It's really giving us the opportunity to learn whether or not stock sizing is going to work, whether or not people see something off the rack and are called to purchase it."
– Lauren Draffin, Beg & Borrow

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Open on Main, DMC's Pop Up Retail Strategy, Returns May 2018

Posted on 5/2/2018

Open on Main, the Downtown Memphis Commission’s (DMC) retail activation initiative will, once again, be open for business at two locations beginning May 2018.

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Buff City Soap Opens Permanent Storefront on Main Street After Successful Open on Main Pop-up Shop

Posted on 12/4/2017

The Downtown Memphis Commission's initiatives "Open on Main" and "The 101" are coming together to equal the ultimate goal of filling storefronts on Main Street, and Buff City Soap's newest storefront exemplifies those efforts.

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Open on Main Pop-Up Shop Initiative Expands

Posted on 8/8/2017

Open on Main, the Downtown Memphis Commission’s (DMC) storefront activation initiative continues its growth with the addition of two locations at 86 and 88 North Main Street.

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Memphis Farmers Market adds second marketplace in Court Square Park

Posted on 6/20/2017

Memphis Farmers Market is thrilled to announce its second market place, MFM2 (Squared). This new Wednesday market is in partnership with Downtown Memphis Commission and will be located at Court Square in Downtown Memphis. MFM2 will be open from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., every Wednesday beginning June 28th through September 27th.

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DMC Announces OPEN ON MAIN Pop-Up Initiative

Posted on 3/21/2017

The OPEN ON MAIN Initiative is creating pop-up activation space at two locations in Downtown Memphis from May-November 2017. The spaces at 7 & 9 N. Main St. will be available, rent-free, for tenant activation in increments of two weeks to two months during this time.

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DMC Receives International Downtown Association Grant for Main Street Sounds Busking Program

Posted on 1/11/2017

Main Street Sounds is an 8-week busking initiative, created and managed by the Downtown Memphis Commission. The program is designed to promote multiple busking performances each week, resulting in approximately 50 public performances occurring during a two-month period in April and May of 2017. The performances will take place on Main Street between Jefferson Avenue and Peabody Place.

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Re-Imagining Civic Commons

Posted on 4/12/2016

View new concepts to energize The Cossitt Library, Memphis Park, and other public spaces on Saturday, April 16 from 3 - 5 pm on the second floor of The Cossitt.

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Downtown Creative District Teeming With Possibilities

Posted on 3/4/2016

The vision for a Downtown Creative District centers on the idea of a neighborhood where creative professionals thrive in a community of ideas.

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Creativity Hub Looking to Land in Downtown Core

Posted on 2/26/2016

Creative Works, the popular Downtown conference for artists and designers, is looking to set up shop year-round in the Downtown Core.

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