The bank space will serve as popuphood’s office. Our mission is: a small business incubator revitalizing neighborhoods, block by block. This office enables us to expand our incubation efforts beyond pop-ups in Old Oakland’s vacant storefronts and create an Innovation Lab for retailers in the heart of Oakland’s civic life and the Broadway corridor. Additionally, we will continue our revitalization efforts out of this office including but not limited to our contracted work with Oakland CBD’s. This involves work with cities outside of California and the US. It is our intention to share with the City of Oakland’s government and citizens strategies and resources that we learn by hosting informal civic roundtables, exhibitions, and installations. These will complement the incubation retail labs activities and will be free to the public and will be executed in collaboration with our strategic partners. We intend to launch a formal Spring Seminar Series as part of our incubation mission to serve the over 30 applications we have from small businesses seeking to navigate the first phases of investing in Oakland commercial Storefronts.