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Battle of the Pop-Up returns and free retail space for your business

3/13/2019, 2:34 p.m.
Calling all entrepreneurs. Have a business idea? The Promenade Bolingbrook has just the opportunity for you! Now through Friday, April ...

Calling all entrepreneurs. Have a business idea? The Promenade Bolingbrook has just the opportunity for you!

Now through Friday, April 19, The Promenade Bolingbrook and Louis Joliet Mall is encouraging local entrepreneurs to submit their innovative ideas to its latest Battle of the Pop-Up Challenge. The winning entrepreneur receives prizes including four months free rent and the opportunity to test their new idea, product or service with shoppers, guests and the surrounding neighborhoods.

“We are so pleased to support new ideas for up-and-coming local businesses. We have always had a terrific response to our Battle of the Pop-Up challenges,” said Kris Kuchler, marketing director of The Promenade Bolingbrook. “Our last winner, Maria Jucius, who owns and operates Mia’s Wish has been so well received. We are really looking forward to seeing this next round of ideas.”

The contest winner will receive a rent-free space in The Promenade Bolingbrook for four months, use of existing mall or store fixtures, and free utilities. Additional prizes include a $500 merchandising package that includes interior signage, table-printed displays and graphic design services.

To enter, participants must be prepared to obtain a business license by Monday, July 1, 2019 and operate their business during mall hours from Monday, July 1, 2019 through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Entries will be judged on business strategy, concept creativity, and likelihood of profitability, among other criteria. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 19, 2019. There is no cost to enter.

Applicants may enter one of three ways:

  1. The Promenade Bolingbrook’s website (https://www.shoppingpromenade.com/thechallenge/) and www.shoppinglouisjolietmall.com

  2. Email this completed PDF

(https://starwoodretail.com/files/the_challenge_2019_application.pdf) to

TheChallenge@StarwoodRetail.com.

  1. Deliver their entry in-person during office hours by visiting the mall management

office at:

The Promenade Bolingbrook

631 East Boughton Road, Suite 220

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Winners will be contacted via email or phone on Monday, May 6.

Applicants can also drop off entries at Louis Joliet Mall in the management office