Burlington Welcomes Pop-Up Retailer “Plaid Pine Designs”

June 2023

“Plaid Pine Designs” is the selected retailer to participate in Burlington’s “Project: Pop-Up,” an initiative that allows emerging entrepreneurs to experiment and expand their concepts in a physical storefront. Plaid Pine Designs creates high-quality, functional children’s clothing while putting sustainability at the forefront. The temporary store is located at 62 Second Ave. Burlington – in the heart of the vibrant 3rd Avenue mixed-use retail hub off Middlesex Turnpike.

Plaid Pine Designs was founded by Micaela Johnson, a self-taught sewer with a deep love for creating cherished heirloom pieces. Plaid Pine Designs utilizes organic, eco-conscious, and non-toxic materials carefully designed and sourced from other small businesses.

Burlington’s Economic Development Office was awarded a grant that enabled the pop-up project. “We are proud of our contributions to this project, stated Melisa Tintocalis, the Town’s Economic Development Director. She added, “The results are mutually beneficial – it helps to activate vacant store space while giving someone like Micaela, an emerging entrepreneur, a chance to test her retail concepts, and it also expands unique shopping options in Burlington.”  Nordblom, the property owner, in partnership with UpNext, a company that helps find short-term leases for retailers, brought the project to life connecting by Plaid Pine Designs to the space.

Plaid Pine Designs will be open during the following days/hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 Pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information about Plaid Pine Designs and to explore their collection, please visit www.plaidpinedesigns.com. Also, learn more about UpNext: https://www.project-pop-up.com/. For more information, contact the Town’s Economic Development Office at ed@burlington.org or 781-505-1186

Official Economic Development Press Release

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