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The first round of Project:PopUp was located at The Shoppes at CitiPark with partners Chambliss,
Bahner & Stophel, and Berry & Hunt.

The following five participants were selected:

GO BAGEL

As if made-from-scratch NY-style bagels weren’t enough, GO Bagel will also lure a morning and mid-day crowd with bagel sandwiches, paninis, pastries, coffee, chai and even specialty items like gluten-free brownies. The overarching theme however is a focus on high-quality food, using as many local ingredients as possible and excellent customer service.

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IRON LABS

The idea is to turn gaming into a social experience, much like a modern-day arcade. Instead of playing at home alone or with a few friends, Iron Labs allows face-to-face interaction with regular gaming events and tournaments held in its state-of-the-art facility.

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O.C. BUCKLES & CO

O.C. Buckels & Co. brings the best of Pinterest and Etsy to life. Showcasing Indie designer wares from across the country, you can find everything from coutoure dresses to candles in the retail section; crafty sorts can dive into the MakerSpace, or, you can mosey to the post-consumer craft supply market with pay as you wish pricing.

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SEWN TO THE SKY

Part fabric/part gift store, Sewn To The Sky offers mod-inspired fabric, hand-crafted gifts, home accessories and body care products you can’t find anywhere else. In addition, this one-of-a-kind storefront features equally unique goods from local artists, including Pendergrass’ paintings that incorporate hand stitching into the canvas.

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827 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga TN 37402
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TASTY DAYLIGHT DONUTS

The fact that Tasty Daylight Donuts are hand-made each morning from tried and true recipes makes them delicious, but variety makes them irresistible. Control your own donut destiny with the new toppings bar, which allows you to customize any of Tasty Daylight’s 50 donut flavors with your choice of icing, sprinkles, cream filling and other sweet toppings.

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River City Company launched this program in the spring of 2012 with the goal of allowing five budding business owners to test out their concept for six months rent free in the hopes of signing a long term lease at the program’s end. Along with $95,000 in rent assistance, business owners received facade grants, $20,000 in creative marketing for the program duration, $25,000 of general support as well as 15 hours per business in professional development classes led by successful local entrepreneurs and businesses.

With the official grand opening in September 2012, the 800 Block of Chestnut Street has seen a retail resurgence with the majority of spaces currently occupied. With Sewn to the Sky still in the original location, a hair salon, a custom makeup boutique and a variety of restaurants now call the once vacant storefronts home. The program produced approximately 30 jobs.

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Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel believes entrepreneurs are the building blocks of thriving communities and we are committed to Chattanooga’s growing startup community. We formed the Chambliss Startup Group with a focus on providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs as they grow and develop. The Startup Group offers free legal clinic hours, full legal services, and other events, including our Startup Socials, designed to support entrepreneurs as they turn their ideas into successful businesses.

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River City Company was created in 1986 to serve as the catalytic organization focused on bringing the Tennessee Riverpark Master Plan’s goals to life: revitalizing downtown and reconnecting downtown to the river.

Today, River City Company is Downtown Chattanooga's economic development company. Because a vigorous downtown is a prerequisite for a healthier city, we’re working to keep downtown Chattanooga working as the economic, social and cultural centerpiece of the entire Chattanooga region.

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Berry & Hunt is a realty asset company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since 1999, Berry & Hunt has provided a full range of real estate leasing and management services, including property management and operations, commercial brokerage, and the development of Class A office space.

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