GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Several new shops have appeared along Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize.
They are called pop-up shops and will only fill the storefronts during the world's largest art competition, which ends Oct. 6.
The owners of one such shop called The Mitten State say this is the first time they have run an actual store. They typically sell their clothes online or to retailers.
"It has exceeded our expectations, especially on weekends. We get a lot of traffic on weekends. As long as this weather holds up. That seems to affect it a bit as well," owner Will Bransdorfer said. "But its been a great, great experience so far."
That store is open until 6 p.m. each evening, but they say they have been staying open later because of how busy it's been.
In front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle.
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