BREAKING NEWS – Make: Opens First Pop-Up Store in Union Square in San Francisco

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Make: Opens First Pop-Up Store in Union Square in San Francisco.

Make: Opens First Pop-Up Store in Union Square in San Francisco

Make: Holiday Store Offers Hands-On Experience With Curated Selection of Products for Gift-Giving

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 20, 2015) – Maker Media, leader of the Maker movement, publisher of Make: magazine, and producer of the popular Maker Faires, opens the doors of its first pop-up store location this weekend at 345 Sutter Street, in the epicenter of holiday shopping in the Bay Area — San Francisco’s iconic Union Square.

“We’re really excited to bring a selection of our most popular products to a physical location where new consumers can be exposed to the thrill of making, and our offering of DIY electronics, kits and books that facilitate finding your inner Maker,” said Maker Media CEO Gregg Brockway. “Opening the Make: Store for the holidays enables people to see, touch, and experience a range of products from 3D printers to soldering irons, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, robotics, and drones.”

Like the online Maker Shed, the physical Make: Store location offers a curated selection of drones, DIY kits, 3D printers, robotics, microcontrollers, Make: books, and tools — as well as Make: branded merchandise — perfect for Makers of every level, from kids to the skilled expert. Located in the heart of Union Square, the Make: Store features a DIY self-gift wrapping station, author talks, “ask a maker,” interactive workshops, and product and kit demonstrations.
“We organized the 2,600-square-foot space around the theme of ‘gifts that matter,’ with the hope that we are encouraging people to give presents that are fun and challenging and embrace learning versus whatever the current Furby or Tickle Me Elmo is for the holidays,” said Sonia Wong, Maker Media’s general manager of commerce.

Following on the success of its pop-up stores at Make: flagship and featured Maker Faires around the country, Brockway wants to capture the magic — and the message — of the Maker Movement in time for the holidays. 
“Maker Faire is such an incredible hands-on experience, but it doesn’t happen every day,” said Brockway. “We wanted to host a physical space to highlight the best of the Maker Movement outside of the Faires, so we created the Make: Store as a way to introduce and inspire more people to get involved with Making by using their minds and creativity.”

As the pulse of the Maker Movement, Make: highlights the best products, kits, and tools in its pop-up store. Store merchandising not only focuses on traditional tech and DIY products typically tied to the Maker Movement, but also features new products from up-and-coming Makers in categories such as craft, DIY, and toys.

The Make: Store is located at 345 Sutter Street, between Stockton and Grant, in San Francisco, CA. Store hours are Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Store email is [email protected] To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/makestore.

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels. The Make: brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its Make: magazine, makezine.com, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties.

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