Summer 2019 Pop-up Shop Competition by Pop-up ALX and The Seedling Collective
THANK YOU for your interest in popping-up at The Seedling Collective. The competition is now CLOSED.

Please check for the announcement of the winners.


This summer, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP)'s Pop-up ALX program is partnering with The Seedling Collective to host three lucky pop-up shops in the newly-opened Seedling Collective showroom.

The Seedling Collective is a new creative working space in Old Town Alexandria that can be configured to host pop-up shops, workshops and be used as a co-working space. They are located at 121 South Royal, Alexandria, Virginia.

The Showroom will be offered rent free to three pop-up shops on the condition that:
- Each pop-up will be required to pay $150 towards a cleaning fee
- Pop-ups pledge to donate 6% of sales to an Alexandria charity of their choice
- Pop-ups agree to share foot traffic and sales information with AEDP and The Seedling Collective
- Pop-ups have their own point of sales system and staff to manage the shop

Businesses can enter the competition by completing the form below.

Each winner of the competition will receive:
- Up to one week rent free in the Seedling Collective's brand new 500 square foot location between July and August
- Tables, chairs, shelving and wifi provided
- Advertising support from AEDP and The Seedling Collective
- Optional A-frame display at the Old Town Farmers' Market Saturday morning (pop-up must provide signage that meets specific dimensions)

Competition Details:

Complete the application below for a chance to pop up at The Seedling Collective for up to one week during one of the following time periods: July 29 - August 4; August 5 - 8; August 12-18; August 19-25. Winners will choose the dates and time period that works best for their own business.

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2019

Winners will be announced the week of July 8

Winners will be required to show proof of business insurance.

For more information about The Seedling Collective and pictures of the showroom, visit

For more information about the Pop-up ALX program, visit

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