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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Mayor Brown and BUDC Announce 2021 'Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition’

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Buffalo, NY — Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) today announced the small business retailers who have been selected to take part in the 2021 Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition.

The 2021 holiday vendors are: Grower’s Dream (Candles, Indoor Gardening Supplies, and Therapeutic Aroma Blends), House of Pressed (Skincare and Haircare supplies), Our Realiteez (T-shirts, Hoodies, and Crewnecks), Soaring with Creations (Handmade Jewelry, Home Décor, and Glassware), Baskets By Regina (Handmade Gift Baskets). 

“The pandemic has been particularly tough on our small business community, and I urge shoppers to check out the holiday pop-up in downtown Buffalo, as well as the many other small retailers located in our city’s shopping districts this holiday season,” Mayor Brown said. 

“As we bring back the Queen City Pop-Up program after a year of Covid-19 closures, we are very excited to relaunch with a new format and a new location,” said BUDC President Brandye Merriweather. “Our successful pop-up series not only helps new retailers reach a broader audience, it also adds vibrance to our downtown and gives Buffalo residents, visitors and downtown workers a great option to shop for holiday gifts.”

In addition to its new, shorter run, the 2021 holiday edition of the pop-up market will be located at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency, located in the 500 block of Main Street at 2 Fountain Plaza. The holiday pop-up vendors will be located on the first floor of the hotel, across from the Starbucks kiosk, on the Main Street side on the facility.

“We thank Douglas Jemal and Douglas Development, which recently purchased the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, for providing the free space to this year’s holiday pop-up market,” Mayor Brown said.

The 2021 holiday pop-up will debut Saturday, November 27 at 2 p.m. and be open daily through Saturday, December 4.

Holiday pop-up hours are:

Saturday, November 27 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 28 – Noon to 5 p.m.

Monday, November 29 – Friday, December 3 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 4 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Queen City Pop-Up is an innovative retail program, which began in 2015. It’s designed to encourage retail activity along Main Street in empty storefront spaces by filling them with retailers on a short-term basis, free of charge. Since its debut, nearly 50 retailers have taken part, with 84% minority and women owned businesses. Several have gone on to open brick and mortar stores in Buffalo.

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