Between Startup and Storefront

Between Startup and Storefront



Not Small Potatoes

Boombox is a prefabricated, climate controlled, pop-up storefront constructed from an upcycled shipping container available for short term, retail, cultural, community, and marketing experiences.

Location Location Location

Our Boombox locations anchor neighborhood commercial corridors in Wicker Park and Englewood, which are home to creative, vibrant communities. A prime destination in the city, these areas have experienced robust economic growth and market attention.

Boombox Wicker Park | 1262 N. Milwaukee Avenue
A historic location, Jan Metzger Court has served as a public plaza since the 1970s before which it was a vital part of the garment manufacturing district along Milwaukee Avenue. It is located right off the intersection of Milwaukee, Ashland, and Division, three major commercial streets of the city. Situated at the crossroads of four neighborhoods in the West Town community area, the plaza has high pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with over 50,000 impressions per day.

Boombox Englewood | 833 W. 63rd Street
A prime spot located in the heart of the historic Englewood commercial corridor and steps from the new Englewood Square development complex anchored by Whole Foods and Starbucks. Adjacent to a new business incubator and steps from multiple transit stops, the plaza has over 30,000 impressions per day and increasing.

New locations coming soon!

Chicago Made

Boombox is Chicago's first stand alone pop up shop developed, designed and built by Latent Design
Considering your own pop up shop? We can custom build a space for you! Grant opportunities may be available as part of Chicago's new Thrive Zones and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

In The News

“Boombox is part of a growing shift toward micro-retail, enabling smaller and more flexible setups that can nimbly accommodate different sellers and their inventory.”
Metropolis Magazine, February 2016

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