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Tenant Application

We are currently accepting applications for Round Four of the West Town Pop Up Project!

Types of Pop-Ups Allowed:

  • Retail merchandise, including but not limited to, clothing, accessories, galleries, gifts, seasonal stores, and craft markets.

  • Nonperishable food and drink that is commercially prepackaged in a properly licensed establishment. No on-site food preparation, alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis sales.


If you have questions, please contact Gaby Gerken, Director of Community Development, at

Terms & Lease Overview

1. 2024 Lease Timeline

  • Three-month periods: 

    • ​Cycle 1: January 15 - April 12 (full)

    • Cycle 2: April 15 - July 12 (full)

    • Cycle 3: July 15 - October 11 (full)
      Cycle 4: October 14 - January 10


2. Rent

  • Thanks to additional funding, all storefronts will be rent-free in 2024! Special thanks to the City of Chicago for sponsorship. This program is also sponsored by the American Rescue Plan.

3. Financial and Insurance Requirements

  • At Lease signing:

    • $500 Security Deposit

  • 60-Days prior to tenancy:

    • ​$500 Damage Deposit

  • Upon receiving keys:

    • Insurance required: General Coverage up to 1 million, (West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce 1819 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL 60622) must be listed as additionally insured.

4. What WTCC Provides​​

  • Complementary year-long WTCC Membership, with ongoing tertiary PR representation, access to networking opportunities, and opportunity to be involved in any applicable Chamber events or initiatives

  • Support with hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

  • Dedicated press release and one social post to announce tenancy

  • Feature on Website

  • Monthly consulting sessions to discuss marketing strategies, including social media best practices

  • One-hour professional photography session

  • Support with technical assistance as business start's up and/or expands

For more details on the Pop Up Project, including additional requirements and terms, please click here for the FAQ Information.

The links below are the lease and contract sample templates and are strictly for reference and review and not for use. The actual final tenant's customized lease, lease riders, and required contracts based on those templates will be forwarded for review and signatures upon application acceptance.


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