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Pop-Up Retail: The Temporium

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What do you get when you take a vacant storefront, mix in some local artists, pick a limited span of time, and open your doors? A "Temporium"! It's a new initiative by D.C.'s Office of Planning, to temporarily repurpose empty or under-utilized spaces to attract more people -- and, ideally, retailers -- to a neighborhood. A spot in Mount Pleasant is one of the first to be awarded a Temporium grant, and Jonna McKone paid a visit to this "visiting" shop.

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