The Town of Lexington announced last Thursday that it has launched a pop-up incubator for early-stage entrepreneurs that will provide opportunities for economic growth as the Town begins to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pop-up is located at 15 Depot Square in Lexington Center and celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 4:00 p.m. 

Project: Pop-Up will offer small businesses access to a commercial retail space in Lexington through a seasonal rotation of cohorts over the course of a year, at a significantly reduced cost to the businesses. The retailers, many of whom are currently operating primarily online, will pop up in the space for 2-4 months to introduce their businesses to a wider audience and will have access to a robust range of support services from UpNext, the local consultancy facilitating the initiative, to help ensure their success. 

Project: Pop-Up Lexington’s first season welcomes two local, woman-owned brands-Riviera Clothing Company and Ameera—each offering a distinctive collection of apparel and accessories. 

The brands will be popping up together through the end of October. Additional details can be found on Project: Pop-Up’s website and @project.popup.

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