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.

 

Signs:

 

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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Facade Program & Sign Grants
Facade Program Packet_2012.pdf
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Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello

Old Town Pocatello, Inc.

420 N Main St

Pocatello, ID 83204

208.232.7545

spalagi@oldtownpocatello.com

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6th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge

 April 28!

5K, 20 obstacles, four person team race!  Register today and don't miss the most exciting race filled with unexpected challenges and crazy obstacles!  Proceeds benefit SEICAA's community projects.   

 

 

April First  

Friday Art Walk      May 4!   

Old Town will be alive with crowds on May 4, as we host the May 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.

 

Opening Day Portneuf Valley Farmers Market

  May 5!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season at 9am.  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!

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