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MOMENT

MOMENT | Local Micro-Retail Storefronts | Downtown San José

Launched on May 18, 2018, MOMENT is a set of four dynamic micro-retail spaces designed and programmed to advance, grow and celebrate creative retail in downtown San José. Located at 60 N. San Pedro Street, San José, CA 95113. 

Powered by San José Made, MOMENT embodies the urgency, immediacy and verve of today’s new retail and creative culture, featuring makers, creatives, artists and emerging brands for varying short-to-mid-length durations.

Located in downtown San José within the ever-popular San Pedro Square neighborhood, MOMENT is perfectly positioned to elevate these already-amazing businesses, brands and talent to newer and greater levels of visibility.

Follow us on Instagram: @moment.sj

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Meet the Current MOMENT Stores

Thrill of the Luxe

“Every item is handpicked and sourced with you in mind. Our goal is to showcase secondhand in a stylish way."

Thrill of the Luxe is a Latinx woman owned small business. We focus on rescuing secondhand clothes headed for the landfills. Not to mention buying secondhand reduces some of the stresses placed on our Earth.

As a San José native, one of my favorite activities is to go secondhand shopping. I love the thrill of finding amazing gems and that's what Thrill of the Luxe is all about but with a modern twist.

Follow Thrill of the Luxe on IG: @thrilloftheluxe

Visit the Thrill of the Luxe websitehttps://www.thrilloftheluxe.com

Address: 60 N. San Pedro Street, Unit 10, San José, CA 95113

Hours:

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: 12 pm to 5 pm
  • THU: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • FRI: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • SAT: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • SUN: 12 pm to 4 pm

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Plant Slut

"Plant Slut was born out of a passionate epiphany in 2020-- what started as a small pop-up at local markets turned into a storefront come 2022. Our products are thoughtfully curated to cultivate the most joy among our customers, emphasizing small and sustainable creations, among beautiful and healthy houseplants. Our motto is “connection through plants” because that’s exactly what we do."

Shop plants, planters, retro home decor and lots of other wonderful happy things made by amazing makers!

Follow Plant Slut on IG: @plantslutshop

Visit Plant Slut’s Websitehttps://plantslutshop.com

Address: 60 N. San Pedro Street, Unit 40, San José, CA 95113

Hours

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: Appointment Only
  • WED: 11:30 am to 5 pm
  • THU: 11:30 am to 6 pm
  • FRI: 11:30 am to 6 pm
  • SAT: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • SUN: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

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Boho Moon Art

“Founded in 2016, Boho Moon Art is the passion project of Venezuelan sisters Michelle and Conchita. The goal from day one has been to offer unique handcrafted jewelry in a wide array of styles.”

Follow Bohemian Moon Art on IG: @bohemianmoonartt

Visit Boho Moon Art’s Websitehttps://bohemianmoonart.myshopify.com

Address: 60 N. San Pedro Street, Unit 20, San José, CA 95113

Hours:

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: 12 pm to 5 pm
  • THU: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • FRI: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • SAT: 12 pm to 6 pm
  • SUN: 12 pm to 5 pm

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COMING SOON in MAY 2022: TinyMakesThings

Follow TinyMakesThings on IG: @tinymakesthings

Address: 60 N. San Pedro Street, Unit 30, San José, CA 95113

Hours: TBD

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Apply for a MOMENT Storefront

We are looking forward to working with a diverse range of makers, creators, designers, artists and emerging brands, and we encourage all who are interested to apply so we can at least have a conversation about your vision for your very own MOMENT. As of May 2022, all four storefronts are currently leased however we are happy to take your inquiry and have a conversation about potential future openings at MOMENT. 

Each MOMENT storefront has a unique size and shape to it.

Unit 10

  • Size: 347 sq. ft.
  • Current Monthly Rent Rate: $1,388

Unit 20

  • Size: 310 sq. ft.
  • Current Monthly Rent Rate: $1,240

Unit 30

  • Size: 284 sq. ft.
  • Current Monthly Rent Rate: $1,138

Unit 40

  • Size: 277 sq. ft.
  • Current Monthly Rent Rate: $1,108

Additional Info

  • The above Monthly Rent Rates are subject to change in the future though it should be noted we have never raised rent since the opening of MOMENT in May 2018. 
  • SJMADE provides wifi and covers the cost of recycling.
  • The monthly electricity bill is split amongst the active tenants.
  • There is no access to running water in the spaces themselves.
  • There are on-site restrooms and sinks.
  • The maximum duration of stay is two (2) years. Our goal is to use this opportunity to help as many different small businesses as possible. Given that there are only four (4) spaces, we believe it's only fair that each store's stay is limited. 
  • SJMADE and its project partners can help tenants find a new storefront space at the conclusion of their lease.

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About MOMENT

Opening on May 18, 2018, MOMENT is a set of four dynamic micro-retail spaces designed and programmed to advance, grow and celebrate creative retail in downtown San José. Located at 60 N. San Pedro Street, San José, CA 95113.

Powered by San Jose Madé, MOMENT embodies the urgency, immediacy and verve of today’s new retail and creative culture, featuring makers, creatives, artists and emerging brands for varying short-to-mid-length durations.

Located in downtown San Jose within the ever-popular San Pedro Square neighborhood, MOMENT is perfectly positioned to elevate these already-amazing businesses, brands and talent to newer and greater levels of visibility at a time when San Jose itself is rising to newer and greater levels of visibility.

MOMENT arose from a Knight Cities Challenge grant awarded in 2015 to San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA), who envisioned the amazing things possible in converting twelve parking spaces on the sidewalk level of the San Pedro Market Parking Garage into four dynamic micro-retail spaces along with a sidewalk patio to add public space to our rapidly growing urban core. MOMENT is part of SPSQUARED, a SJDA initiative designed to activate, elevate and celebrate San Pedro Street within San Pedro Square. 

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Why the name MOMENT?

We at San José Made really found the name MOMENT to perfectly suit our vision for the ethos and ambition of these four retail spaces, as "MOMENT" in one simple incisive utterance connotes and encapsulates so many different things we're trying to achieve here.

For the amazing creative tenants who'll reside in MOMENT, we believe MOMENT could represent one of the biggest landmarks of growth in your business and brand's story. This is what you have been working on for so long, and now here's this ample and wildly visible space to express not only your work, not only your brand but the best and boldest version of yourself.

For San José Made, we love how "MOMENT" represents our unwavering belief in ephemeral retail activations, where speed, urgency and immediacy coalesce with creativity and commerce to produce a destination demanding to be experienced.

For the city and people for whom we do all this, "MOMENT" conveys this vast and pervasive feeling that we, as a city and as a people, are facing significant questions, challenges, and most importantly opportunities—all moments if you will—that'll end up defining the city's narrative over the next several decades. This is San José's all-important moment where we must meaningfully, collectively and creatively answer the question: "What is San José?"

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MOMENT would not be possible without the vision and work of San Jose Downtown Association and the incredible support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

San Jose Downtown Association

The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) is a nonprofit group of business and property owners working to improve the vitality and livability of downtown San Jose. SJDA advocates on issues that affect downtown business and property owners; enhances the image of downtown and attract new visitors through year-round marketing, public relations, and special events; and makes improvements to downtown’s cleanliness, security and aesthetics.

Website

John S. and James L Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Website

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