- Ashley Bethard
New businesses are preparing to open this fall as part of the eleventh phase of the Pop-Up Project, part of an initiative to fill downtown storefronts called Activated Spaces.
Starred by Tamika, located at 37 S. St. Clair in St. Clair Lofts, is a candle shop featuring candle workshops and other events.
The store will host a grand opening on Friday, October 21, with special activities from 11 a.m. to noon, featuring a candle bar demonstration as well as information on private candle studio sessions. Specials throughout the day include free Starred tote bags to the first 20 customers, and anyone who registers private group candle-making sessions in advance will receive a grand opening discount.
The new shop is a part of the eleventh phase of the Pop-Up Project. Additional pop-up shops are in lease negotiations and will be announced later.
“We applied for the pop-up shop project because our business was growing and we needed to expand out of our home,” said co-owner Tamika Doakes. “We love how eclectic the downtown scene is and we knew we wanted to open a store here.”
Starred by Tamika is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Private candle-making sessions are available after regular hours by appointment only.