Free Workshop for Pop-Up Business Licenses


If you are a small business thinking you might want to open a pop-up shop, the City of Chicago will hold a workshop on the licensing process Wednesday, Feb. 13. at 1227 W Devon Ave.

As a retail user, you can receive a license for between five days and one year at a cost of $25 – $150. This license allows you to pop up at various indoor or outdoor locations throughout the City to sell your goods or services, according to the Rogers Park Business Alliance.

As a food establishment, you have the option of applying for a license for between five and 90 days at a cost of $50 – $150. This will allow you to serve your food at locations throughout the City.The new licensing system is expected to make it easier to open a pop-up shop of your choosing.

The “pop up workshop” is free of charge, and will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. For more information or RSVP for the event, click here

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