If you live in LA, the good news is that Shopify’s downtown brick-and-mortar space is now open for business, again, as the Canadian e-commerce based company reopened its 3,800-square-foot community and event venue at the Row DTLA shopping center.
Tens of thousands of LA based entrepreneurs now have access to Shopify’s permanent popup space for merchants, which is basically a dedicated setting for learning, launching businesses and showcasing their products.
The so-called all-in-one destination for entrepreneurs was closed back in 2020 due to covid restrictions, but it has now reopened with brand new features, including pop-up stores, i.e. pop-up shops for local brands to sell their goods, as well as a photo studio designed for product shots, a podcast studio, and even a space for kids to play/explore while their parents get entrepreneurial support and coaching.
On top of that, an art gallery with shoppable art and a book nook featuring Reparations Club, a bookshop and creative space were made available to Shopify customers, and the new pop up shop features several local merchants’ products visitors can purchase, and brands can opt-in to be considered for inclusion.