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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.

Photo Credit: ©Gensler

Photo Credit: ©Gensler

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. 

Photo Credit: ©Gensler

Photo Credit: ©Gensler

Meet the Current MOMENT Shops


Fractal Flora

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

Visit Fractal Flora's website


The Source Zero

Ashley Merz

“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

Visit The Source Zero website


Traveling Calligrapher

Queeny Lu

“Personalized artwork that captures life's meaningful moments, transforming them into something treasured forever."

Traveling Calligrapher is an art studio and artwork & stationery shop located in downtown San Jose, California. They create and sell hand-lettered neighborhood maps, offer a wide range of custom calligraphy services and teach creative workshops.

Follow Traveling Calligrapher on IG: @travelingcalligrapher

Visit the Traveling Calligrapher website