Owning A Business In A Historic Building

As a business owner in Historic Downtown 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 or 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 Historic Downtown Pocatello office at 208-232-7545.

 

Signs In The Downtown Historic District
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Facade Program & Sign Grants
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Historic Downtown Pocatello

420 N Main St

Pocatello, ID 83204

208.232.7545

info@historicdowntownpocatello.com

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News

Monday Food Truck Round Up!

Every Monday at the Downtown Pavilion enjoy a variety of food trucks serving a variety of yummy foods from 4pm to dark.

 

Farmers Market 

Now Open!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is open for another exciting season. The market will be open every Saturday at the Downtown Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.

 

Crafter's Market

Now Open!

Be sure to stop by The Crafter's Market at Station Square. This indoor market is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm inside Station Square located at 200 S. Main. Discover unique and exciting locally crafted items with over 20 vendors each week.

 

End of Summer Bash

  September 8!

The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash from 5-8pm featuring the KYD-J Band.  This will be the last Wednesday night concert of the summer at the Downtown Pavilion and is a fundraising event for their organization.

 

First Friday Art Walk

  October 1!

On Friday,  October 1, you are invited to come Downtown and enjoy First Friday Art Walk.  The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, fashion and more.  Plan now to come stroll through Downtown and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!  Admission is free and so is the parking!

 

Great Pumpkin Festival

  October 2!

Vendor registration for The Great Pumpkin Festival is now open!  Don’t miss the opportunity to feature your business, products and services during this annual outdoor event scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 9am to 2pm along Main Street.  Click here for details and the registration form.

 

Haunted History Walking Tours

 Fridays &     Saturdays in     October!

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Historic Downtown Pocatello are pleased to present the 13th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours on October 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30th. Visit four haunted buildings in Historic Downtown Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself the charm and haunts inside!

 

Tickets are now available!

 

Trick-or-Treat Downtown

  October 29!

On Friday, October 29th from 3-5:30pm, our merchants and businesses will have treats for all of the little ghosts and goblins!  This is a daytime, safe, after school Halloween Trick-or-Treat event.

 

Christmas Night Lights Parade Entry Registation is Now Open!

Register your entry today for this year's Christmas Night Lights Parade presented by Lookout Credit Union on Friday, November 26th, 6:30pm.  Click here for details.

 

Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project 

Relight the Night is in the process of raising funds for our next neon sign restoration.  To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below.  Thank you!

 

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