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

Haunted History Walking Tours

 October 9, 10,     16, 17, 23 & 24!

Our friends from Spiro Paranormal are back to entertain you during this year's 12th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours!  Smaller group sizes and safety precautions in place.  Tickets are on sale now.  Click here for details and to purchase tickets. Don't wait, because these tours sell out every year!

 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets

  October 30!

This year our signature Trick-or-Treat event will be hosted drive thru style in the parking lots on the 300 & 400 blocks of North Union Pacific Avenue.  From 3-5:30 there will be bags of candy for the kids, free t-shirts for adults (while supplies last), music and entertainment.  For the health and safety of our community, we are asking all families to please remain in your vehicles and follow the orange cones.  Thank you!

 

First Friday Art Walk

  November 6!

The November First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Historic Downtown Pocatello on Friday, November 6.  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!

 

Christmas Night Lights Parade

  November 27!

On Friday, November 27, from 6-8pm, plan to enjoy the Christmas Night Lights Parade. The presenting sponsor, ISU Credit Union, is returning this year to help make the parade possible. This year will be a little different with community members invited to stay in their vehicles and drive thru the parade route. Parade entries and floats will be parked along the parade route for all to enjoy. And of course, Santa will be at the top of Fire Truck #1 at the end of the parade and Santa's elves will have bags of candy for all of the kids.  Parade Registration is now open!  Click here for more details and to register today!

 

Small Business  Saturday
  November 28!
Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28, 11am to 3pm. The day will feature a free photo-op with Santa, shopping specials, and take home activities for the kids.

 

Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project 

Relight the Night is in the process of completing the fundraising necessary to relight the Buster Brown Neon Sign.  Donations are currently being accepted.  To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below.  Thank you!

 

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