BOOMBOX Wicker Park combines the successful features of popup shops and festival booths to provide innovative transitional retail spaces at affordable prices. BOOMBOX Wicker Park is a micro retail space crafted from an upcycled shipping container installed in high volume public spaces to provide nomadic retail opportunities for entrepreneurs and community activators.
BOOMBOX Wicker Park bridges the gap between startup and storefront for entrepreneurs, artists, and community organizations.
BOOMBOX locations were installed in Wicker Park, Englewood, Austin, Chatham, and Bronzeville. The kiosks were integrated into the urban infrastructure and retailers have the potential to range from commercial services to civic community-based resources and provide new venues for art, architecture, and commerce in a short term model.