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 to rent for short term, retail, cultural, community, and marketing experiences.

Location Location Location

Our Boombox locations anchor neighborhood commercial corridors across Chicago, 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 is located right off the intersection of Milwaukee, Ashland, and Division, three major commercial streets of the city.

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. 

Boombox Austin | 5846 W. Chicago
Anchoring the corner of the corridor bridging Austin and Oak Park, this highly visible location include an adjacent plaza for outdoor events.

Boombox Chatham | 532 E. 79th
On the former site of the historic Rhodes Theater, this location is part of a vibrant and growing south side commercial corridor.

Boombox Bronzeville | 451 E. 47th
On a prominent corner along a growing arts corridor, this location is across from Gallery Guichard and includes outdoor space for events and programming.

Box Shops | 725 W. Randolph
Thank you for another amazing season!


Chicago Made

Boombox is Chicago's first shipping container 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 are now 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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