Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street | Interest Form
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Program Overview
For women-and-minority-owned businesses, this effort by Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), Wake Tech Entrepreneurship & Small Business Center, LM Restaurants, and Lenovo will increase the presence, inclusion, and equity of business ownership in Downtown Raleigh.

This program is specific to retail businesses.

The storefront location at 17 E. Martin Street will be subdivided to accommodate two-to-four retail tenants with lease terms of 6 months with the possibility to renew for an additional 6 months, by invitation.

Accepted tenants are required to:
Commit to a six-month lease term
Work full-time in their business
Staff the shop and be open during the hours of operation
Provide a POS system and be able to process transactions
Provide retail display infrastructure
Obtain business insurance for the use of the pop-up space
Provide supporting documentation as needed to demonstrate ownership and ability to operate
Share a pop-up location with additional retail tenants and adhere to a tenant code of conduct agreement
Attend an orientation with Downtown Raleigh Alliance and StartUp at Wake Tech
Schedule and attend one (1) business counseling session per month through StartUp at Wake Tech for the duration of the lease term. Counseling is free and confidential.
Report monthly transaction numbers and sales numbers to Downtown Raleigh Alliance. This information will remain confidential within DRA.
Interest Form Disclaimer
This is an interest form. This is not an application to the Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street Program. By submitting this interest form you are sharing your interest in applying to this program when the next review cycles begin. You will be contacted by DRA to confirm receipt of interest form and to share when the next review cycle will begin.
All information provided in this form is confidential. The information will be reviewed internally by DRA staff and the program review committee.
Contact Information
Date of Interest Form *
Contact person first & last name *
Contact person phone number *
Minority / Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
Is the business 51% or more minority-owned? *
Is the business 51% or more women-owned? *
6-Month Program Options
The program requires a 6-month lease commitment.
Select which 6-month program lease you are interested in. (Check all that apply) *
Describe your business in 4 sentences or less *
Is this a retail business? *
Name of business *
Address of business *
Business Tax ID # *
Date business was started *
What products do you sell? *
Marketing Summary *
Website url *
Social media handles / urls (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Other) *
Describe your business in 4 sentences or less *
Identifying Retail Space Needs
NOTE: The final size of space offered to tenants will be determined based on preference, capacity, and compatibility of the combined tenant offering.
Please indicate the preferred amount of space (square feet) that you would like to lease as a part of the program. (Check all that apply) *
Thank you!
Thank you for your interest in the Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street program! We look forward to staying in touch! If you have any on the program and requirements, please don't hesitate to contact Courtney Fugate at courtneyfugate@downtownraleigh.org.
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