At Issue: City Hall Working On 'Pop Up' Retailer Program

Craig Dellimore
May 24, 2018 - 9:42 pm
Rosa Escareño

Rosa Escareño / WBBM NEWSRADIO


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Emanuel Administration officials say they are now crafting a license that will allow new business owners to test their ideas out in different neighborhood locations.

Rosa Escareño, who heads Chicago’s Departments of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, says the idea is to have a so-called Pop-up Business License.

Someone with a new idea or product could get a temporary license and a short-term lease on a vacant storefront. They could see if the product sell, or move to test it out in another neighborhood. 

Escareño says it’s all about responding to new business models.

Escareño is the guest on “At Issue” with WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

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