First pop-up store gets ready in Public Safety Center incubator space
A Pinch of Pepper will be the first in a ‘microbusiness’ space set in a preserved brick-and-limestone façade, rebuilt into the city’s $51 million police station and parking garage
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FIRST POP-UP GETS READY IN PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER INCUBATOR SPACE
One of the final touches – and the oldest touches, actually – on the Lafayette Public Safety Center is expected to open for the first time later this week, near the corner of Sixth and Columbia streets.
A Pinch of Pepper, a home-grown pop-up spice shop, will be the first to settle into space the city has staked out as a brick-and-mortar incubator behind the brick façade of the Horner Building, salvaged and saved along the 600 block of Columbia Street as part of the $51 million police station and parking facility.
Emily Colombo, owner of A Pinch of Pepper, is working this week to set up her shop, after construction finished on electrical and other components on a place the city’s economic development office is calling a “microbusiness space in the heart of downtown.”
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