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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5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge, April 29!  Team registration is now open at www.pokyurbaninvasion.com.  Four person teams race through Old Town while they encounter 20 urban obstacles through the 5K route. Sound like a challenge?  Register today!

 

May First Friday Art Walk, May 5!  On Friday May 5, local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm.  Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins and our community can enjoy the wonderful hand-drawn art.  Every child that registers in advance and creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello. 

 

Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Opening Day, May 6!  The Market will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm through the end of October. 

 

Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts begin May 24!

The Bannock Civitan Club has announced this summer’s Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts will kick off at 5pm on Wednesday, May 24.  Click here to see this year's line up!

 

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