Owning A Business In A Historic Building
As a business owner in Old Town Pocatello, you have a uniqe opportunity to care for a historic building. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to attracting new customers and building a successful business.
Routine Care & Maintenance:
Keep sidewalks swept, shoveled and free of trash and debris.
Keep all landscaping in tip-top shape all year round. Water, mow and fertilize grass. Weed flower beds and landscape set back areas. Plant flowers and plants native to this area.
Add flower pots by your front door and back door. Hang an American Flad. Merchandise the outside of your building like you do this inside.
Keep wood framed windows painted and sealed. If needed, sand and repaint promptly.
Keep drain spouts and gutters clean and debris free.
Clean graffitti within three days. Statistics prove quick removal or painting over graffitti, depending on the surface, deters future tagging and damage.
Work with your property owner to be sure minor repairs are made promptly and major repairs or planned for. There are resources available to property owners for larger maintenance and repair work. Those resources are outlined in the Property Owners section of this website.
Is there an old sign frame or worse yet a sign from a previous business hanging on your building? There is financial assistance available for the removal or replacement of old, abandoned signs. The two documents below outline these resources. All business owners are encouraged to work with the property owners to have current signs in place at all times, excluding historic neon signs and ghost signs. If you are unsure about these two sign classifications, please contact the Old Town office at 208-232-7545.
Signs in the Downtown Historic District.[...]
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Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello
Old Town Pocatello, Inc.
420 N Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
Summer Music Fest
Summer Music Fest is coming downtown! Catch an afternoon of live music as bands play from 2-6pm at featured bars and restaurants. Enjoy food and drink specials, vote for your favorite bands, win some great prizes!
Friday Art Walk August 3!
Old Town will be alive with crowds on August 3, as we host the August First Friday Art Walk. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks.
Downtown Days Neon Street Dance
Old Town Pocatello is pleased to present the “1st Annual Downtown Days Neon Street Dance!” Mark your calendars and plan now to come out with your best neon and enjoy a night of music, dancing and food. DJ Adrian will be spinning a variety of tunes from 6-8pm and KIN will be performing on stage from 8-10pm. Local restaurants and bars will have special menu items and of course drink specials, too. East Center Street, just East of the Center Street Underpass is the place to be on Saturday, August 4. Festivities begin at 6pm!
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am to 1pm!
The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is open for the summer! Enjoy local, fresh produce and more every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion! And, every Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm May 23 through August 29 in conjunction with the Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts!
Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts Wednesdays
The Bannock Civitan Club is excited to once again host the Revive @ 5 Summer Concert Series. Please plan to join us at the Old Town Pavilion every Wednesday from 5-8pm all Summer long! The evening features free admission, a live band on stage each week, a different restaurant offering a dinner menu, the Wednesday Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, cold beverages, ice cream and tons of fun for the entire family! Click here to view this summer's schedule.
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