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.
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.
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Historic Downtown Pocatello
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Celebrate Maker's Month
During the month of June, Historic Downtown Pocatello will be celebrating Maker’s Month, a celebration of all things made by local hands. Art, music, fashion and more! We have a line up for the month and you are invited to join us!
The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market to 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.
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.
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.
Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts Begin
The Bannock Civitan Club is excited to announce Revive @ 5 Weekly Wednesday Summer Concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 23. The Eclectics will kick off the summer schedule playing from 5-8pm. Be sure to come listen to great music, enjoy delicious food and cold beverages at the Downtown Pavilion! Concerts will continue every Wednesday thru September 8, 5-8pm.
Art Fest & Mural Fest
Maker’s Month will culminate on June 26 with the first annual Art Fest & Mural Fest. Locations throughout Downtown Pocatello will host artists finishing up their murals, musicians performing live inside and out, special art centered activities for families, and more from 9am to 3pm.
First Friday Art Walk
On Friday, July 2, 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
Independence Day Parade
A live, in-person parade with floats and candy and tons of fun to celebrate the USA! The parade will start moving at 9:30am and travel from the East side to the West side of Downtown via the Center Street Underpass. The parade will end at the Concentrix parking lots on North Main Street. Plan to stay after the parade to shop, grab some lunch and enjoy Historic Downtown Pocatello!
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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