From Dr Pepper Baked Beans to Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Pringles, Papo’s Pop Shop sells anything but regular snacks.
Pop Shop by Papo will be holding its second vendor market on July 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 808 NW 13th St. In addition to Papo’s exotic snacks, the Snack Attack event will feature a variety of items from 12 local vendors, such as retro clothing of Vintage beast, handmade jewelry from Whole heart products and the art of G filling.
Other vendors attending the Snack Attack event will include Y-Nul Vintage, Shy Bake, The How Bazaar, Germain Chicken Sandwiches, Subpart, Turbulent waterfall and It smells like burnt plastic clothing brand. local rapper YNS SOKO is also expected.
Papo’s Pop boutique was founded by Jose Rosado, also known as Papo, in the spring of 2021. The company specializes in rare and retro snacks. Importing merchandise from around the world, Rosado buys through wholesalers to sell individual items in pop-up markets around Gainesville.
Rosado has been involved in the buying and selling of vintage and antiques for several years. After going to many different vintage markets, he noticed an element of nostalgia missing in the selection of products available and decided to start selling exotic snacks to fill the space.
âFood and candy are some of those things that make everyone say, ‘I had this when I was a kid,â Rosado said. âI’m a’ 90s kid, so Sour Powers and Cry Babies are things I know well. “
The Snack Attack event will be inspired by Papo’s Pop Shop’s Bodega Takeover Experience, the company’s premier market event, held June 26 at How Bazar, located at 408 W University Ave. For the Bodega Takeover experience, Rosado said he wanted to emulate his own experiences of growing and shopping in tight-knit, high-energy bodegas.
âI grew up in the Midwest, and when you go to a real bodega, it’s a small space with a lot of stuff, and you have a personal relationship with the merchant,â Rosado said.
While ’80s Astro Pops and’ 90s Fun Dips may separate generations, the events of Papo’s Pop Shop have brought together community members of all ages.
Brett Singleton, founder of Beasy Vintage, sells t-shirts, sweaters, sweatpants and jerseys from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Singleton was a salesperson at the Bodega Takeover Experience and will also sell clothing at the time. event this weekend.
Singleton said vintage clothes and sneakers are part of her personality.
âI’m a Michael Jordan fanatic and love jerseys and different sports t-shirts,â he wrote in an email. âIt has always been in me to collect, so going on a treasure hunt to find things that I remember from my childhood is a dream. ”
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After the Bodega Takeover experience, Singleton said meeting and networking with other sellers has reassured him as a local vintage clothing seller.
âI love to see the people in my town have small businesses and do what they love,â Singleton said. âVintage clothing has a story behind it, it means something to a person. “
Another salesperson, Philip Guiry, is a local Jacksonville artist based in Gainesville. Guiry started painting in 1999 and produces textual works of art with satirical themes. He describes his art as similar to the musical style of Roger Miller.
âHe writes all these really absurd and funny songs, but if you watch them, they’re super disappointing,â Guiry said. âA lot of my paintings, you look at them and see all these bright colors and simple shapes, and it looks like an eight year old did it. And then you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a kind of disappointment. “
Recalling his days as a student at UF, Guiry said he was very anxious to see if the Gainesville arts and merchant scene was still thriving in the college town.
âI’m excited to go and see if there are any kids doing something because Gainesville has a reputation and a heritage of great bands and great art,â he said.
Papo’s Pop Shop plans to open a physical store in Gainesville this fall, but Rosado said the local Gainesville market community has helped him as a new business owner.
âThe community markets that take place all around Gainesville are a great opportunity to develop economic inclusion and build trusted business relationships with our customers. “
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