Vendors are invited to submit applications through August 1st
TAMPA (June 29, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership invites local vendors to submit applications for the Winter Village Shops at Curtis Hixon Park for the 2017/2018 season.
Vendors can submit their applications now through August 1st, 2017. Shops are leased by the season (seven week duration). Vendors accepted to participate will be notified during the last week of August 2017.
Dates of Operation:
Grand Opening – November 17th
November 18th – 19th
November 24th – 26th (Shops are closed November 23rd for Thanksgiving Day)
November 30th – December 3rd
December 7th – 10th
December 14th – 17th
December 18th – 24th (Shops are closed December 25th for Christmas Day)
December 28th – 31st
January 1st – 7th
Hours of operation to be determined upon notification of lease (late August 2017). Payment is due in full by September 29, 2017 after receipt of written notice of selection to participate is received by the vendor. The total lease cost per season is $550.
The Winter Village Shops offer holiday shoppers an affordable and unique retail experience with local sellers of garments, personal products, artisan goods, and gourmet packaged foods. Thanks to the generous support of PODS® Moving and Storage, each Winter Village Shop is held in a PODS® container in a market-style layout. The shops are semi-permanent structures that will require interior décor by the shop owner. Shops accepted will reflect a mix of local, imported, artisan, and/or manufactured goods. Merchandise will stay securely locked in the shops ready for opening on the next business day.
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, the Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.