Central Milton Keynes pop-up shop stays open.
Those of you following my social media posts, will have seen by now, that the pop-up shop I’d been taking part for the last six weeks has been able to stay open!
The shop – in the Central Milton Keynes shopping centre – first opened at the beginning of May, and was due to close Sunday 13th June. The plan at that stage, was to wait until the Christmas period, when another pop-up shop would hopefully be available in the shopping centre.
However, the very next day Intu made an amazing offer for the pop up to stay open until the end of the year! This is huge news! A shopping centre has chosen to give retail space to local small businesses!
I would be remiss if I didn’t point out, and heap praise on the work of Steph (Flat102), Carly (artonmysleeve), and Adele (nutmegwallart). These three have spearheaded the Indie Collective project, and have made the shop look so professional and sleek. They have wonderful ideas and have created such an amazing space for local creatives to show off their hard work and engage with local consumers.
I have also decided to stay on in the shop. For me personally, it’s a wonderful way to show some of my pieces to my immediate community. The last six weeks have been great for me. I had a gentle start to officially launching my business, and had big plans for 2020. Well we all know how that went! I’m thankful to have been able to stay safe and well during the pandemic, but my infant business and creativity did take a kicking. For a couple of different reasons I’ve been very gentle with myself this past few months, but the Indie Collective have reinvigorated me. If you’ve bought something from the shop – thank you! If it was something of mine – thank you, thank you! It really means so much!
Where can you find the shop? If you head to the newer end of the shopping centre in Central Milton Keynes (the Marks and Spencer end), it’s diagonally opposite Waterstones, near Agent Provocateur, and next to Dr Martens. Click here for a map.