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

Farmers Market Opening Day

  May 1!

It's time for the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market to open for another exciting season.  Plan now to come shop the market on Saturday, May 1 from 9am to 1pm.  There will be a variety of specials just in time for Mother's Day.  The market will be open every Saturday at the Downtown Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.

 

First Friday Art Walk

  May 5!

On Friday,  May 5, 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

 

Gate City Brewfest 

  June 5!

Tickets are on sale now for the return of Gate City Brewfest!  Join us on Saturday, June 5 from 3-7pm to sample over 70 beers in 20 locations.  Our beer stroll is back and will be better than ever!  Get your tickets today!  Click here to buy tickets and save $5!

 

Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts Begin

  June 30!

The Bannock Civitan Club is excited to announce Revive @ 5 Weekly Wednesday Summer Concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 30.  The Kyd-J Band will kick off the summer schedule playing from 5-8:30pm.  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.

 

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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