Heads up: 5 new ways CityPlace is poppin'

Besides doing some shopping, watching a live concert on the main stage, dining and having drinks or catching a movie, CityPlace in West Palm Beach is forever changing, trying to keep things interesting. 

Back in December 2017, the President and CEO of Related Urban, Kenneth Himmel said he wanted to “take CityPlace to a whole new level — as we call it, CityPlace 2.0.” And he’s making an effort with the wonderful and fleeting pop-up shop trend. You know, the shops that come for a limited time only so you better catch ‘em before they’re gone.

If ‘interesting’ is what Himmel is after, then he got just that with the latest in pop-up shops at CityPlace. So interesting, in fact, that if you’re a local who hasn’t been to the shopping/dining plaza in a while, well, you’re missing out.

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In addition to being a tourist favorite, CityPlace is becoming a celebration of all-things local in West Palm. And here are 5 new-ish things poppin’ at CityPlace to prove it:

1. “The Shack” is whatever you want it to be.

The Shack is Fields of Greens’ little sister, a small and much-needed eatery at CityPlace. You can go healthy all the way, or get some cookies or Nutella-stuffed acai bowls

The Shack sits in a 300-square foot, stand-alone building in CityPlace's main plaza, between the main stage and WPB Collective. You can either grab your food to-go or sit outside. The outside area is enhanced with industrial light bulbs, a big chalkboard menu and painted palm trees on the walls. Read the full story here.

2. WPB Collective celebrates locals in CityPlace

WPB Collective is one large space across from the main stage that features local artists, entrepreneurs and local vendors. 

As the name suggests, it’s a collaborative retail space selling goods in a pop-up-store kind of way. You can find clothing, jewelry, soaps, coffee and many other products made locally. 

CityPlace, you nailed it. 👊

3. Thursday night Farmer’s Market

More locals, more food, more reasons to visit CityPlace with the Thursday Night Farmer’s Market. Take WPB Collective and multiply it. Then, sprinkle it across the main plaza and surrounding areas. 

The Thursday Night Farmer’s Market is weekly from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Enjoy a wide range of pop-up shops selling fresh cheese, honey, gourmet s’mores, real flowers, trendy hats and more. Bonus: Some local restaurants like Mojitos give away free samples of their menu items during market hours too. 

Thursday isn’t just “the day before Friday” anymore. 😎 

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4. Kitten Yoga is totally a thing. 

Actual kittens jumping, running and snuggling with yogis isn’t a dream. It’s a thing. And it’s happening at the new Peggy Adams Pup-Up Shop in CityPlace. The event, Yoga with Kittens, isn’t just something that makes cat-lovers happy but the kittens too. This is an effort by Peggy Adams to let kittens choose their human, and hopefully, in return, that same human chooses them. 

The $10 class donation per person goes into helping Peggy Adams provide for these babies and other animals in need.  The storefront is located beside H&M at 701 S. Rosemary Ave #141.

Want to snuggle kittens and maybe do a little yoga at the same time? Register here.

RSVP is required through email: kittenyoga@peggyadams.org. To find out when other classes or events are scheduled, follow Peggy Adams on Facebook.

5. Culture Lab

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Can we get a moment of silent for Macy’s?...  Ok,now, welcome Culture Lab. 

The former Macy’s storefront-turned-cultural-hub exhibits art, culture and history inside and outside of the building. Right now, you can catch #PalmBeachParade paintings on the exterior, while you can see the ‘You Are the Magic’ sound installation by Artist Stephen Vitiello inside. It’s an immersive, multi-channel sound art experience according to the official website.

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