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Ravenswood Exposed Brick Open Event Space with Lots of Natural Light
Lake View, Chicago, IL
365 ideal for your next: Birthday Party, Engagement Party, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Holiday Party, Private Catered Dinner, Cocktail Party, Workshop, Meeting, Pop-Up Shop, Launch Party, Photo Shoot, Networking, Art show, Art or Dabble Class, Performance, Fundraiser, Reunion, and more! Clove Studios features...
Exclusive Pop-Up Retail Space in Lakeview
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
...Exclusive Pop-Up Retail Space in Lakeview: Unleash Your Retail Potential! Description: Welcome to our exclusive pop-up retail space in the vibrant Lakeview area. This dedicated rental space is designed to cater specifically to your retail needs, providing an exceptional opportunity to showcase your...
Huge Community Center with office and kitchen
Portage Park, Chicago, IL
The space is currently used for conferences, events and meetings that serve the public good! We are a large community center with a full kitchen and private office. Come check it out and see how well we can host your birthday party or bridal showers...
Industrial Production Space Photo/Film Studio
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
This space is one of the most unique raw industrial spaces in Chicago. the space is light-filled with clerestory windows wrapping three sides, 30' high ceilings, exposed brick and am atrium skylight. 15,000 SF of space with three overhead doors for easy access load-in and...
Brand New BYOB Event Space in Irving Park | Modern | Clean | Chic
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Our stylish and bright venue is perfect for your next event! Within our 600 sq. ft space we offer a cozy sitting area, complete with a sofa, coffee table and Instagram-worthy bamboo accent chairs. You can bring your own food and beverages and make use...
Small Open Space Accommodates 35
Beverly Woods, Chicago, IL
This spacious facility is located in Beverly and is perfect for small intimate gatherings, family meetings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, office parties, seminars, training classes, and children's parties. Equipped with Free Wi-Fi, smart televisions, chairs, and tables. Open space perfect for PowerPoint presentations and all-day...
BoHo Chic Event Space @ Logan Square Creative Studio
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
The studio is set up for photography/videography. This space can also be used as a small event space. Ideal for pop up's, intimate birthday parties, performances as well as a place to host meeting. The studio's east wall has a seamless paper backdrop set up...
1970s Milieu by DPS
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
...unforgettable experience! This space is ideal for the following: birthday parties, engagement parties, baby showers, bridal showers, holiday parties, cocktail parties, workshops, pop-up shops, photo shoots, art shows, performances, fundraisers, reunions and so much more! OVERTIME Per Peerspace's policy, overtime will be billed...
Hidden Gem in the Pilsen Art District | Perfect for Baby Showers!
Pilsen, Chicago, IL
We operate a luxury portrait photography studio located in the University Village/Pilsen Art District area. We'd love to host your next intimate gathering. Our space is perfect for: - Baby Showers - Adult Birthday Parties - Bridal Showers - Workshops - Creative Events - Showcases...

Frequently Asked Questions

Pop up shops are one of Chicago's most exciting venues to explore. Shops dedicated to weird, wacky, trendy, and artistic clothes, food, art, and more pop into being for a few days, weeks, or months. They then fade out of existence, perhaps returning next year. Or never to be seen again.
The ephemeral nature of pop up shops means people want to rush right over and experience what's on offer before it's too late. You'll have to keep your finger right on the pulse of the city to avoid missing out, though. Who doesn't want the chance to make their own soap, sample traditional cuisine from a faraway country, or taste craft brews at the grand opening of a new brewery? All that's needed for an amazing pop up shop venue is a great idea and a rental space.
Since pop up shops aren't a permanent addition to the city's landscape it pays to hunt for temporary retail space in Chicago. Fortunately, there is a lot to be had. Many permanent retail stores, community centers, restaurants, breweries, bars, and other locations are open to pop up shops on their grounds.
Especially if your idea supports their business or is related to what they have on offer. For example, art institutions and community centers in a historically immigrant-based neighborhood are a great place to set up a pop up restaurant featuring cuisine from said community's home country.
For more flexible temporary venues try hotels, lofts, warehouses, and conference rooms. Lofts are abundant in the West and North Side of the city, given Chicago's history as a manufacturing powerhouse. Many are also beautiful, with original factory windows letting in loads of natural light and exposed wooden beams just waiting to be decorated with hanging posters. Place a few more decorations on the walls, set up tables and chairs, and you have an instant boutique pop up space in Chicago.
Pop up shops are a great way to test the popularity of a concept — or launch a product — without the major financial, time, and personal commitment a full-on storefront requires. Since so many retail spaces are empty, owners are learning to offer flexible terms that are ideal for pop up shops. 3 to 6 month leases, low rental rates, and a willingness to accept everything from restaurants to retail stores make it easier than ever to experiment with a pop up shop.

Reviews for pop up retail spaces

Anitra H.
Intimate & Cozy Studio Space with Luxury Feel
connected with a awesome host Shanina, who was very responsive, reassuring, flexible, and had timely with response. We utilized this space for a catering Pop-up Event. The space was as advertised, very clean, fairly priced and accommodating. Many thanks Shanina and LaTanya for great customer service, and for allowing...
Ymani B.
Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
hosted my pop-up here the middle of May 2019. The staff was extremely friendly, and so helpful! I will be booking again! Thank you to the entire team for helping my event go off without a hitch...
Jasmine S.
Spacious Studio with Natural Lighting in Bucktown
was searching for a space to host a pop-up dinner and this location was perfect. The space was beautiful with wonderful decor just like the pictures advertised...
Nneoma O.
Centraly Located Boutique for Brand pop up or Artist Gallery.
10/10 setting for retail events!. Robert was very professional and helpful. This space had everything I needed for my pop-up shop, very clean, spacious and organized. I would definitely book again...
Terrance W.
Centraly Located Boutique for Brand pop up or Artist Gallery.
This space is incredible! Hosted a product launch party here and had a blast being able to transform the space into our very own b>pop-up. The host was cool, very communicative, and accommodating. I would definitely do something here again in the future...
Chanel W.
Ivory Storefront Space
This space was ABSOLUTELY perfect. I hosted my pop-up shop for my freshly launched brand and loved how the space could be ABSOLUTELY transformed. Webin was very nice and helpful. Definitely would book again.....
Samantha J.
Ivory Storefront Space
Perfect for a pop-up
Carder A.
Unique All White Three Sectioned Gallery Space
level gallery feel. Also a huge fan of the massive amounts of storage - made it unbelievably easy for us to load in our full pop-up in no time...

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