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You can read the Coffee NI post here – it was ace!

Who’s opening next? ha! Remember folks, I’m not opening a coffee shop!

I have to say… this was ground-breaking for Ballymena. Hats off to Will & his team at Good Folk who embraced the collaboration and allowed food & drink to be up close to the clothes they sell. That could have ended badly! And a huge round of applause to Middletown for realising the potential of a pop-up event… it’s just one day…  and  of course, the people of Ballymena who visited and have reacted online & offline during and since the event.

This is what hard-working small local businesses can achieve…

Check out this quote which Middletown posted as part of their announcements for their pop-up

A retail revolution, stimulated during the recession, is gathering pace and is on course to contribute £2.1bn to the economy this year, a study forecasts.

Pop-up retailing, instant outlets set up in temporary shops, operating from stalls or empty spaces, has been among the fastest growing sectors in the business.

More than 9,400 stores employing 23,400 now qualify for the pop-up designation, according to the study by EE, the digital communications business and CEBR, the economic consultancy.

There’s something in this pop-up shop idea eh? There’s definitely something beautiful already happening with coffee lovers/fanatics in Northern Ireland.