In Oakland, a pop-up retail neighborhood for urban renewal
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Similar in many ways to Renew Australia's efforts to connect artists and community projects with vacant buildings to revive derelict areas, popuphood in Oakland, San Francisco is an urban initiative offering free retail space in unused buildings to local entrepreneurs, in yet another variation of the pop-up concept. Popuphood was launched in December 2011 by Alfonso Dominquez and Sarah Filley to encourage urban renewal in Oakland where — despite a thriving bar and restaurant scene — retail is struggling. The project started in the historic neighborhood of Old Oakland, filling five previously vacant store fronts with five new retail shops,…
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