Since Midtown was welcomed into Mount Pleasant, we have strived to connect with the community and include the feedback of residents in Midtown’s future retail offerings.
The Midtown Experiment was launched to engage with the community and existing residents of Mount Pleasant. The Experience was a series of initiatives to provide the community with valued retail offerings and find out what the neighbourhood would value most.
One aspect of the Midtown Experiment was the Midtown Pop-Up Shop a series of carefully curated local businesses. Sponsored by Midtown and presented by the team behind The Chinatown Experiment, the Midtown Experiment Pop-Up Shop space was donated to community groups, and was home to retails shops, exhibits, and events throughout spring.
During that time, the Midtown Experiment also ran the HERE campaign, which encouraged public input over a period of 12 weeks and gathered feedback from the community through casting ballots on the types of retail shops neighbours want to see in the area, and at Midtown.
The ballots were gathered, counted and here are the results!
- Food & Drink 60%
- Retail 16%
- Community Space 15%
- Music Venue 4%
- Artist Space 4%
- Credit Union/Bank 1%
It’s worth noting that the categories were based on the ballot responses and were not predetermined. Upon review of the ballots, the results were divided into six categories above.
With a high neighbourhood demand for food & drink, retail and community space, we hope to provide the neighbourhood with diverse retail offerings at Midtown.
Midtown’s first retailer is Vancouver favourite, Blaq Sheep Coffee House, making Midtown home to the first coffee shop between Main and Fraser!