Local businesses ‘pop up’ downtown Marlborough


Local businesses ‘pop up’ downtown Marlborough
Mayor Arthur Vigeant, left, cuts the ribbon officially welcoming three pop-up shops to downtown Marlborough on May 12. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – Summer’s here, and the time is right, for pop-up shops.

On May 12, city officials joined the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) in welcoming local entrepreneurs to three sheds within the parking lot along Court and Weed streets.

These sheds come complete with vibrant art on the outside, and shelves and electricity on the inside.

“This one of the most fun projects I’ve ever worked on,” said Meredith Harris, executive director for the MEDC.

“We are just so blessed,” said Lindsey Jaworek, the business outreach manager for MEDC.

She thanked Mayor Arthur Vigeant, the Department of Public Works and others for making this project possible. 

“It came together so beautifully,” said Jaworek.

“This helps support and revitalize downtown,” said Jason Palitsch, executive director for the 495/Metrowest Partnership, which helped secure grants for the pop-up project.

Brian Life, of Somerville, created the artwork, including a butterfly on the side and “Live, Work, Play” across the backs of all three sheds. The work was done with spray paint.

“I’m excited about having people here all summer,” said Vigeant.

He said the area will soon have tables so that visitors can sit and relax while shopping.

From now until at least the end of September, local retailers, makers and artists will offer a variety of wares, from jewelry to clothing and books.

Shop hours will be Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.; and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be a number of vendors using the pop-up shops on a rotating basis. For the latest, visit www.facebook.com/MarlboroughEDC.


Grant enables downtown Marlborough to have ‘pop-up shops’

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