The Journal Record
By Molly M. Fleming



OKLAHOMA CITY – A brick-and-mortar retailer has to wait for people to come to it. It takes advertising, social media and old-fashioned word-of-mouth to get people to check out a store.

For businesses outside Oklahoma City, it takes even more push to get residents’ dollars. But starting Nov. 27, several small shops will be in prime real estate where people can easily come to them.

The Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens and the Holiday Pop-Up Shops will bring more than 30 small retailers to downtown, with some rotating every week. The Winter Shoppes are in small, glass buildings spread out around the Grand Lawn, while the Pop-Up Shops are in geodesic domes at NW 10th Street and Hudson Avenue.

Winter Shoppes participant Melissa Kahn owns Mel’s Kloset, a boutique on Norman’s Main Street. She said she heard from a friend that she needed to be a part of the event. She called Winter Shoppes coordinator Julee Lewis and signed up.

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