June on Jefferson is a month-long series of music, fun, Pop-Up retail stores and activites in the heart of the historic Jefferson-Chalmers commercial district on Detroit’s east side. The activies kick off with the 10th Annual Jazzin’ on Jefferson outdoor music festival, June 14-15th and the opening of a series of pop-up stores. This project is collaboration between Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Detroit Chapter, Urban Priorities Committee and local entrepreneurs, businesses and artists.
The Pop-Up businesses will temporarily set up shop inside five newly renovated storefronts in the heart of the historic Jefferson-Chalmers commercial district on Detroit’s east side. Each space has a team of architectural designers that are creating a custom retail space for the businesses. In a DIY spirit each team was given a limited budget, paired with a Pop-Up client and challenged to design and build an inviting retail space in only 2 months. All of the design teams are volunteering their time to promote the revitalization and activation of the area. Locating businesses in these spaces show the potential for permanent development and can potentially attract entrepreneurs to the area.
In addition to the retail Pop-ups, events and programming including art openings, live music and movie nights will be happening each weekend. Doors open Friday, June 14 (the inaugural night of Jazzin’ on Jefferson) and will remain open every Friday and Saturday until July 6, 2013.
PARTICIPATING POP-UP BUSINESSES INCLUDE:
Coffee and ______ (coffee, homemade pastries and more)
Goodwells (natural food market)
Myra’s Sweeth Tooth (ice cream and cupcakes)
River’s Edge Gallery (art gallery)
DHIVE (community development center)
Fairview Historical Society (museum)