DOVER – The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) introduced Tuesday that Sherry Shupe, owner of Fur Child Boutique, has been chosen to occupy the retail area at 136 W. Loockerman St. for the “Last Minute Shoppers” Pop-Up Shop by means of the 2021 getaway time.

Sherry Shupe, Fur Baby Boutique owner, and facility manager Katlyn Riggs, pose outside the house 136 W. Loockerman St. in Dover following becoming picked for the Dover Downtown Partnership’s Very last-Moment Purchasers initiative. | Image COURTESY OF DDP

Fur Child has been running in Milford for 10 yrs, and more lately opened Fur Newborn Pet Resort that delivers total-assistance pet expert services this sort of as daycare, boarding and spa grooming as perfectly as a retail ingredient with normal pet grocery and human presents. Shupe will bring the retail ingredient to the pop-up shop in Dover, which includes normal handmade treats, purely natural American-made toys, chews and entertaining, exclusive human presents, and clothing for animals and pet lovers, way too.       

“I am so fired up to associate with the DDP and to be ready to occupy this gorgeous, historic developing in downtown Dover. And we want to listen to what sorts of pet merchandise the neighborhood viewers would like to see,” Shupe reported in a assertion.

Several Dover shoppers that regular the Milford area have asked her to think about opening in the Dover spot, so Shupe thinks she’ll be observing some familiar faces as shortly they open up up afterwards this week.    

On Monday, she signed a lease as a result of Dec. 31, and was also essential to submit a cost of $200, a refundable protection deposit and liability insurance policies, and has fully commited to getting open at least a few times a 7 days for the shorter-phrase retail option on Loockerman Road. When a productive pop-up experience will let her to acquire benefit of consumers obtaining in the brick-and-mortar store, Shupe’s active, on-line social media conversation will bolster a opportunity extended-phrase small business in Dover. This holiday opportunity will enable her to check the industry and the Dover spot. 

Shupe was chosen from 15 candidates that asked for consideration for the Final-Minute Shoppers Pop Up application, where by one particular competent retailer would be decided on to promptly occupy a 400-sq.-foot house as a result of the stop of 2021.

“We selected Sherry for a number of reasons she has been incredibly productively functioning and even increasing her existing small business for 10 yrs, she has items, fixtures and staffing accessible to move immediately on this possibility, and she presents a unique item line,” said Diane Laird, DDP executive director in a assertion. “We also believe her specialized niche solutions will enhance the merchandise readily available in neighboring shops and provide folks into downtown from the Dover local community as perfectly as from the more substantial Maryland-Delaware area.”

Officers think her pop-up shop will be spot retail for visitors.

“Her company is one of a kind in that is it both equally gift and grocery, suggesting that consumers will return often. This is equivalent to the new artisan marketplace just a 50 % a block away,” Laird included.

Not wanting to drop the opportunity afforded by the further apps obtained, Tina Bradbury, DDP functions manager and overseer of the Funds Metropolis Farmers Market is rapidly checking out presenting an outdoor Past Minute Customers Pop Up Market for people on the lookout to buy gifts in the 7 days major up to Christmas.

“The temperature is forecasted to be unseasonably warm, and this would be a great way to deliver an opportunity to the many applicants who have fantastic goods,” she mentioned. “We encourage the community to be guaranteed to guidance all of our local retailers, which includes the new pop-up Fur Child Boutique at 136 Loockerman, just down the avenue from Loockerman Way Plaza.”  

The DDP welcomes vendors, such as food items vehicles who would be intrigued in collaborating in the pop-up market to be in contact with Tina immediately at: [email protected] For aspects about the Past-Moment Buyers initiative, such as dates of opening, moments, and hours, take a look at: and on Downtown Dover on Facebook for lives, photographs, and updates.

By Amalia