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Southern Marketplace hopes pop-ups will help revitalize their community
While currently undergoing renovations, SOMA is open for business and is excited to welcome all types of pop-ups to their facility this year. One of the newest additions to the Pop-Up Spaces category on PopUp Republic’s web site, SOMA’s concept is intriguing to PopUp Republic.
“This is truly a win-win for SOMA and PopUp Republic,” said Jeremy Baras, C.E.O. of PopUp Republic. “We are fortunate to have become the online presence that SOMA previously lacked, and we get to give them the exposure they deserve. They are doing such great things, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work with them.”
In addition to having ample space for a variety of pop-up concepts, SOMA also has a community-based mission in mind. The Oxon Hill, Maryland neighborhood is one of plight, crime and poverty, and SOMA’s mission is to create community-based events, classes and interactions that enable and support growth, healthy living and sustainability within their community. While they have been successful thus far, they hope that any future tenants or pop-up hosts abide by this mission and help them revitalize their neighborhood.
According to Baras, this “popup urbanism” concept is one that PopUp Republic has spearheaded for quite a while. “We firmly believe that pop-ups can boost economies, re-develop certain areas and revitalize communities. Having that community-centered focus makes SOMA all the more interesting and inspiring,” Baras continued.
For further information, visit the SOMA online at http://www.popuprepublic.com/