City Center Investment Corp. has opened a second Chameleon Pop-up Shop in downtown Allentown after the success of its first one led the tenant to sign a long-term lease for the spot.
The developer came up with the idea to have a flexible space for short-term leases for potential retailers who wanted to “try out” a store concept before committing to a space and long-term lease.
The Perfect Fit Pop-Up Boutique, run by the Allentown YWCA, had opened a boutique to sell designer clothes and accessories that were donated to help low-income women with job interview clothing.
Some of the donations were not appropriate, such as evening gowns, and some were worth more for what they could be resold for than they would be as a one-time donation to a person.
Those items are what are being sold in the shop at Three City Center.
But because the Perfect Fit wanted to stay past its initial six-week run, City Center needed to find new space to meet the demand from its waiting list of pop-up tenants.
The developer designated a new space in Two City Center for a pop-up shop for Token 249, which is run by Inger Olsen, who has two shops in Easton, has opened a temporary store to sell jewelry cards, gifts and handbags through Dec. 31.
There are already pop-up shop tenants lined up for 2018, according to City Center.