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.
Powered by San Jose 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 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.
Meet the Current MOMENT Shops
Yuri Kim & Sarah Lim
“We encourage whimsical, mystical and ethereal storytelling through our customizable terrariums, allowing you to escape to places you’ve visited time and time again in your fondest dreams."
Through Fractal Flora, Yuri Lee and Sarah Lim have a mission to reconnect people to nature. Starting in February 2019, Fractal Flora at MOMENT will consist of two amazing spaces: a plant & gift shop as well as a DIY flower bar and workshop space.
Follow Fractal Flora on IG: @fractalflora
The Source Zero
“We’re ready to serve you soap (I know you’ve been saving your empty bottles), body care and locally made zero waste cuteness to make your life easier and greener!"
The Source Zero shop at MOMENT will feature a comprehensive retail experience crafted and curated by Ashley Merz, designed to empower and enable you to live a more sustainable—perhaps zero-waste—lifestyle. Additionally, she’ll be putting together a fantastic schedule of DIY workshops over the next several months.
Follow The Source Zero on IG: @thesourcezero
“I'm excited for the opportunity to showcase my P.M.B.Q. art brand as integrated gallery experience at MOMENT, using all my favorite mediums -- murals, apparel, watercolor paintings and comic books. The characters of P.M.B.Q. all have stories that they've been waiting to share with the San Jose community, and it's finally their chance to come to life! MOMENT is the springboard for the next stage in P.M.B.Q., which is encouraging everyone to lead A Pandariffic Life!"
The P.M.BQ. shop at MOMENT will feature all of P.M.B.Q.’s wonderfully cute and incredible panda-inspired artwork and apparel. Additionally, Mai will be using her space to feature an ongoing rotating art gallery as well as a DIY workshop space focused on panda painting, drawing manga and bullet journaling.
Follow P.M.B.Q. on IG: @pmbq