The Lincoln Park Pop-Ups held a panel discussion with UMD’s Cultural Entrepreneur Program Students Tuesday, October 27th at OMC Smokehouse (Duluth Grill’s new location at 1909 W. Superior Street.
The event was a Pop-Up Launch with a Craft Business Owner Panel where we met Lincoln Park’s dynamic entrepreneurs that are working to promoting its Craft District. The participating businesses were Aerostich, Bent Paddle, Duluth’s Best Bread, Birchaus Market, Duluth Coffee, Duluth Grill, Frost River, Hemlocks Leatherworks, Zenith Bread Project and Love Creamery.
The spirit of comradery between the local business owners was easy to spot when we walked into the upcoming location of OMC Smokehouse. Everyone on the panel had the vision and courage to go out on their own to start a new business. Some are one person operations (Hemlocks Leatherworks and Birchaus Market) and other have grown their operations and created new jobs in Lincoln Park, Duluth Grill (105 employees) and Bent Paddle (27 employees).
The Lincoln Park Pop-Ups are hosted by Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Duluth LISC), Entrepreneur Fund, Ecolibrium3 and Design Duluth, the Pop-Up features Lincoln Park’s dynamic entrepreneurs who are working to promoting its Craft Business District: Aerostich, Bent Paddle, Birchhaus Market, Duluth’s Best Bread, Duluth Coffee, Duluth Grill, Frost River, Hemlock Leather and Zenith Bread Project.
All nine businesses will be operating a kiosk with samples and selling products from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. leading up to Small Business Saturday on November 28.
Located in Lincoln Park at 1909 W. Superior Street (Next to Frost River and Damage Board Shop). The Pop-Up Saturdays are open to the public and will have special events each week.