PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, in partnership with Impact Dimensions, the official merchandise provider for the Host Committee, today announced the opening of a pop-up shop at the Comcast Center at 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd. The shop will be the official brick-and-mortar retail store of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, selling one-of-a-kind apparel, buttons, drinkware, and accessories, all with designs centered around “Philadelphia 2016.”
“The opening of the pop-up shop is a great opportunity for Philadelphia residents as well as Convention visitors to bring home special items commemorating the Convention in Philadelphia,” said Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. “Much of this merchandise was designed by local artists, showcasing some of the incredible talent that exists here, and the Host Committee is proud to support their efforts for such a high profile event.”
The 400 square foot shop in the concourse of the Comcast Center will be open daily now through Friday, August 5. Shop hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There will also be Host Committee merchandise pop-up stores at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and at 30th Street Station.
All merchandise depicts Philadelphia and its history in fun, unique images. Impact Dimensions worked with seven artists and apparel designers to create the merchandise, including: Duke & Winston, Brett Bender, LisaBeth Weber, Michael Fulkerson for doyle + associates, Dom Streater, Mary K. Dougherty & Associates, and Dan Duffy.
“As the official merchandise provider for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, we are honored to provide local artists with the opportunity to share their creative work with a national and international audience,” said Luis Liceaga, President of Impact Dimensions LLC. “We thank all of the partners who have made this possible and look forward to seeing our merchandise around town, on convention attendees and Philadelphia fans alike.”
All of the Host Committee’s merchandise is “made in America,” having been designed and manufactured in the United States. Many of the items, such as the t-shirts, buttons, lapel pins, coasters, magnets and key rings, are union-made or –decorated and available online. The online store can be accessed atwww.phldncshop.com.
“Impact Dimensions is very excited to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase a locally sourced piece of Philadelphia history,” said Norbert McGettigan, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of Impact Dimensions LLC. “This merchandise captures the essence of Philadelphia, and is a wonderful way to show civic and community pride as the Convention approaches.”
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016.