Bed-Stuy Shop 'Popping Up' in New Location

By Paul DeBenedetto on July 2, 2013 7:42am 

 Colleen Wadley and Ose Ogbemudia run the Bed-Stuy Pop Up Shop, which is moving to 351 Tompkins Ave. from 275 Malcolm X Blvd.
Colleen Wadley and Ose Ogbemudia run the Bed-Stuy Pop Up Shop, which is moving to 351 Tompkins Ave. from 275 Malcolm X Blvd.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A Bed-Stuy pop-up boutique is popping up in a new location after closing its temporary storefront on Malcolm X Boulevard last month.

The intuitively named Bed-Stuy Pop Up Shop is opening the new space on Wednesday at 351 Tompkins Ave., near popular local spots like Bed-Vyne Wine and Brew, restaurant Peaches HotHouse and coffee shop Common Grounds.

Owners Ose Ogbemudia and Colleen Wadley said the new location would help them see more foot traffic, calling the street a "trendy hot spot to shop, eat and enjoy the culture of Bed-Stuy."

"The neighborhood over there is transitioning and evolving," Ogbemudia said. "It's so much more than what Malcolm X [Boulevard] offered us."

The pop-up shop is the result of a collaboration between the owners and Bridge Street Development Corporation, who are working with landlords to give short-term leases to small business owners to stimulate economic activity in the area, the owners said.

Bridge Street helped the two clothing designers find their original location, and after closing last month, worked with Ogbemudia and Wadley to find the new spot on Tompkins Avenue. 

Ogbemudia, who runs the plus-sized clothing line "Ose," and Wadley, who runs a vintage line called "Cloud Glory Glam," are also reaching out to other vendors to share their space, selling things like pet supplies, artisan teas, greeting cards and cupcakes. 

"As of now we have a lot of good vendors taking part," Ogbemudia said. "It's pretty much like an indoor flea market."

Bed-Stuy Pop Up Shop opens on Wednesday, and has an official opening party on Saturday at 7 p.m., offering free manicures for every purchase and a DJ set from DJ Isis Swaby.

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