St. Paul’s Square OPEN Program Accepting Applications for Pop-up Businesses

The Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) is currently accepting applications from vendors to take part in the upcoming OPEN program, from May 15 – 28, 2015 at St. Paul’s Square.

OPEN is an initiative of CCDO in partnership with property owners and retailers to offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. The program activates vacant properties by introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic. OPEN creates an environment that engages customers and authenticates downtown as a vibrant urban space, ready for long-term investment.

“OPEN has received attention from cities around the country looking for innovative ways to revitalize their urban cores,” said Lori Houston, Director of CCDO. “We are very excited to be introducing this program to St. Paul’s Square in May.”

Interested vendors are invited to apply to be part of OPEN in St. Paul’s Square by completing an application at, and submitting it to by March 1, 2015.