The Pop-Up Shop trend continues in downtown Kemptville.

Compassionate Support for Stressful Times is the second business to receive support from the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area through the Pop-Up Shop Program. Shulamit Ber Levtov is moving her business to Prescott Street and taking advantage of a push to return business to downtown Kemptville.

Old Town BIA Executive Director John Barclay says there has been a significant revival over the last year and half, with the amount of commercial real estate available shrinking. Businesses interested in the program can get up to five months’ rent in a commercial space for half the market value, marketing support and mentorship from local entrepreneurs.

Ideas like pop-up shops can bring building owners and those looking to launch businesses together according to Old Town BIA Chair Deb Wilson. She thinks it may actually be more worthwhile because the partnership is with local businesses who are invested in the downtown’s future.

Entrepreneurs looking to apply for the program can find more information here. { }