This post originally appeared on the Developers & Chains website and is republished with permission.
Pop-Up stores are the newest trend in leasing retail space for this millennium. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit a pop-up retail concept at your local shopping destination, they are essentially a way for businesses to temporarily lease a space (from one day to a couple of weeks) to test or promote a new concept or idea to the market, launch a new product, or just generally promote their business in location that would not necessarily support a permanent location. They “pop-up” for a day or two and then disappear.
Located in the centre of North America, Manitoba has one of the most stable and diversified economies in Canada. With a land size of almost 650,000 square kilometres, Manitoba is twice the size of the United Kingdom and is home to a population of 1.3 million. The Capital city, Winnipeg is home to The Forks National Historic Site, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Winnipeg Jets, The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, The Winnipeg Goldeyes, and often times during the winters months it is “colder than mars” – although we have some of the warmest people in the Country, after all our licenses plates say “Friendly Manitoba”. Winnipeg is also home to CentrePort Canada – a 20,000 acre inland port in Winnipeg – offering opportunities for distribution centres, warehousing and manufacturing. Centreport’s Foreign Trade Zone program can help companies manage cash flow and inventory through deferred duties, sales tax relief and duty-free storage/distribution facilities