Newport on the Levee is offering rent-free retail spaces to Village retailers for about a month, from November 23rd - December 28th.
The Levee hasn't determined how many of the currently empty spaces inside the mall area, which range in size from 700 to 7,800 square feet, will be made available to pop-up retailers. Successful applicants will be required to open their stores on weekday evenings and weekends.
The mall will continue to accept applications at its website https://www.newportonthelevee.com/winterwonder through Wednesday, November 20th.
Braxton Brewing and King Arthur's Court will be among the first to join Newport on the Levee's lineup of holiday pop-up-retailers, mall officials confirmed.
The well-known brewery and toy-seller - which will supply inventory for the mall's Toy Shop on the Levee and will join Blue Marble Books of Fort Thomas; Newport's The Little Spoon Bakery; The Native Brand clothing store of Dayton, KY, Decorate Your Doughnuts, Train Toys + Ride a Train, and more.
The merchants have been recruited to help launch the new Village on the Levee pop-up shopping area on the first floor of the Gallery Building, which houses AMC Theaters, GameWorks, Claire’s and Cosmic Coffee.
The mall is striving to sign the right mix of crafters, eateries, breweries, bourbon makers and others to create a neighborhood-like shopping experience and help spark local entrepreneurship, according to Tim Perry, chief investment officer at North American Properties, which purchased the mall late last year.
"To show our profound appreciation for the artisans and makers in our region and to offer our holiday guests gifts and merchandise they can’t find anywhere else, we decided to create an amazing pop-up experience surrounding our holiday programming,'' Perry said.
The pop-up shopping area will also feature a Santa's House and other entertainment, including The Stage on the Levee, which will offer free holiday performances by local singers, dancers and musicians, among others.
“Light Up the Levee 2019” Beginning at 5:30pm – 10:00pm - Saturday, November 23rd
Join Newport for 11th Annual Light Up the Levee Tree Lighting Celebration as they officially kick off the holiday season!
This magical evening begins with Santa's grand helicopter arrival followed by family activities, the season’s first snowfall, the lighting of our 50-foot tree with 1.4 million lights, and more surprises. Cap off the night with an after-party filled with food, beverage and live music from the Clyde Brown Band. We will have children’s activities (face-painting and balloon animals), live music, food trucks, the tree-lighting ceremony, Santa’s big arrival via helicopter, a marching band, a ballerina, men’s chorus and much much more!