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Published on Monday, December 3, 2018

Shop local this December at the OPEN Holiday Market in downtown San Antonio

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun, Office: (210) 207-8031; Cell: (913) 908-3375


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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 3, 2018) — With the holidays approaching, the City of San Antonio is bringing its popular pop up shops to life once again with the OPEN Holiday Market. The market will take place on two weekends, December 7-9 and December 14-16, and the shops will be open Friday and Saturday 12 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 7 p.m. in 231 E. Houston St.


OPEN is an initiative of the Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) in partnership with property owners and retailers to offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. The program activates vacant properties by introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic. This pop-up program offers local business owners an opportunity to display their products, while simultaneously encouraging the community to shop locally.


“The OPEN Holiday Market is the perfect occasion to shop for unique gifts while celebrating and supporting local businesses,” said John Jacks, CCDO Director. “The City and local business owners are partnering together through OPEN to Activate Houston Street and make it an attractive retail area by expanding opportunities for small business owners.”


For more information, including a calendar of events, storefront locations, list of participants and retailers, visit Connect with OPEN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @openpopupsa and with the hashtag #openpopupsa or #openholidaymarket.

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