Carol McCann, Chair of the Downtown Coalition, this morning “unveiled” a window wrap for another empty store. On June 27, the Town launched the “Start here program” to help attract businesses to Downtown so that they would occupy empty stores and together with the C.I.P. program, the Downtown Coalition hopes that Downtown, particularly King Street, will become more attractive and thriving. Carol feels that already we are getting more visitors from Toronto and the wraps certainly do improve the look of empty stores. She also said that the quality of Community Improvement Program applications is improving and that the size of the grants is increasing (see link below). Carol reported progress to Council last March and expects to make another report to the new Council in early 2019.
There was a good turnout at the “unveiling” – as well as Mayor Brocanier and Deputy Mayor John Henderson, councillors Suzanne Séguin and Aaron Burchat were there as well as candidates Adam Bureau and Randy Curtis and Economic Development Staff Wendy Gibson and Melissa Graham.
The store with the new Window Wrap was the former Mom to Mom Boutique store at 79 King West. This store is one of several at this address (it’s a condo development) and is available for lease. Next door is another store available for sale at $236K or lease. The photo at right is of the group in front of the “wrap” which shows an imaginary clothing store – although any type of store would work.
- Cobourg Launches Start Here Program – 27 June 2018.
- Progress report by Carol McCann – 29 March 2018
- C.I.P. program expands scope for 2018 – 20 April 2018
- Real Estate Agent – Denise Liboiron