“Launched in September – the Boombox is a first of its kind for Chicago.
Temporary tenants can use the space for a week, a month, several months, whatever they need to jump start their ideas.
The Boombox is just one component to a new program called Activate – between Katherine’s company – Latent Design – and the City of Chicago, aimed at boosting neighborhood economies.
In the next year, Katherine hopes to have two more of these micro retail kiosks up in other neighborhoods.
They will feature anything from art, furniture, books, mini museums, even musical performances – all which the Boombox has already hosted.”