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Pop Up Downtown

A Short Term Rental Program for Businesses

About the program

The Pop-Up Downtown Program is an initiative of the Augusta Downtown Alliance and private property owners in Augusta to offer low-rate, short-term leases to local entrepreneurs. Selected applicants will occupy vacant storefront and/or share retail spaces throughout the summer, fall and holiday seasons with the goal of long-term occupancy after program completion.

We are currently seeking proposals from prospective pop-up tenants. The ultimate goal of the Pop-Up Downtown Program is to fill vacant properties, expand offerings downtown and develop Front Street, bringing foot traffic to the waterfront. We will achieve this goal by facilitating the short-term lease of vacant storefronts in downtown Augusta.

What will this accomplish?

• Enhance the look and feel of downtown and Front Street
• Enhance the retail core of downtown with more merchants and products
• Reduce negative visual impact of vacant storefronts
• Generate more traffic and shopping downtown
• Offer a low cost option for businesses to try a new market and reach new customers
• Match entrepreneurs with available, below-market retail space in downtown Augusta
• Help landlords fill ground-floor vacancies, especially on Front Street
• Minimize costs and risks to businesses and landlords

How to Apply

Interested in applying to the Pop-Up Downtown Program? Download the Application and the Program Information documents below.

Please note all proposals will remain confidential until accepted into the program. Upon acceptance into the program, all tenants will be featured in publications and marketing materials. By submitting your application, you are not committed to leasing space if accepted.

Program Information Pop-Up Application

Are you a landlord interested in this opportunity?

Contact or call us at 207-458-8757 for more information.