Introducing Holiday Pop-up Shop: City Sidewalks
While we’re always in the mood to shop local, the holidays make us wanna double down and give gifts with a good story behind them. And there’s no better way to get that coveted story than by shopping local.
This year adding to the lineup of holiday markets and pop-up shops – where you can coincidentally find endless local products – is City Sidewalks in the Black Rock Neighborhood. Located at 464 Amherst St., the temporary pop up shop open Dec. 3 – 23, features indie cosmetics, local artisans, and seasonal gifts. The shop was started by Buffalo’s own nail polish brand 💅 Gridlock Lacquer lead by owner Lisa Menchetti.
“We are thrilled to have a customer facing presence on Amherst St. during the holiday season,” said Menchetti. “As pop-up shopping grows increasingly more popular worldwide, it’s fun to use the concept to promote new products while utilizing retail space in a walkable neighborhood that may otherwise sit empty.”
We here at SOB can’t get enough of the pop-up concept, especially around the holidays when time is of the essence and the elusive perfect gift is still nowhere to be found. Pro tip: locally inspired, hand-mixed specialty nail polish is a great start. 🙂
In addition to selling brand new Gridlock Lacquer polish colors, City Sidewalks will feature unique holiday gifts from local artisans and national vendors, including gourmet goods, seasonal clothing, home décor and accessories. Pop-up hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 7 pm, and Sundays from 12 until 5.
And if the news of a new pop-up shop didn’t quite get you going, this will. The shop will also host “Mix Your Own Nail Polish” events, where participants can create their own custom polishes (!!!). Interested individuals or large groups wanting a private event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and availability. If your mind isn’t racing with colors and witty names as we speak then we can’t be friends.
More About Buffalo-based Gridlock Lacquer
Gridlock Lacquer was founded locally in 2013 when owner Lisa Menchetti started creating and selling hand-mixed specialty nail polishes. The small business, based in Buffalo, NY, names each nail polish for a person, place, event, or thing that has helped shaped the culture of its namesake city, offering different collections for different cities. Think “4am”, “Dizzy up the Goo”, “City of Good Neighbors”, and “Loganberry”.
After investing in a new formula to improve consistency and quality between batches, Gridlock Lacquer unveiled new colors on November 21. Individual polishes and collections are available on at gridlocklacquer.com and sold at stores and boutiques throughout Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh.
For more information about Holiday Pop-up Shop City Sidewalks or Gridlock Lacquer go to store.gridlocklacquer.com or follow Gridlock Lacquer on Instagram and Twitter: @GridlockLacquer, and on Facebook: facebook.com/GridlockLacquer.
City Sidewalks Pop-up Shop
464 Amherst St, Buffalo
Dec. 3 – Dec 23
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 7 pm, and Sundays from 12 until 5. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays