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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

This year’s Small Business Saturday will be a day to remember with live music, raffles, and special guests! Saturday, November 29 beginning at 11am Special Events Hosted at: Simply Local – grand opening event with live jewelry making &  painting demos Bash! Event Boutique – the vendor boutique, a multi vendor pop-up shop Paw Pleasers – pet adoption event + jewelry sale The Vis-u-al Shop – art bazaar + trunk show Heaven Sent Desserts – custom north park cupcakes + $25 for $20 deal URBN Coal Fired Pizza – urbn makers trunk show Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream – children’s art contest finale Kaleidoscope – entire store on sale + complimentary refreshments Subterranean Coffee Boutique – 25% off The Girl Can’t Help It – special sale rail outside + 10% off inside Glimpse – 40% off sale Urban Solace – 10% off food bill House of Hair – free bang trim San Diego Art Institute – studio supply liquidation sale + featured guest artist cyndie lyons will be selling original glass artwork Splash – free $10 gift card with the purchase of any gift card of $75 or more + 10% any bottles of wine to go along with a complimentary gift bag for any bottles over $50more

 
North Park Outside the Box

Outside The Box: A Group Art Exhibition

Please join us November 6, 2014 from 6 to 10 PM at the Union Co Work space in North Park for an art show and celebration of our Outside The Box artists. Union is a Neighborhood CoWork space and innovative business that offers communities a better space for people to build business. Come and enjoy food from some of North Park’s best restaurants and beer from local breweries. All ticket proceeds will go towards a new North Park public art piece scheduled for early 2015. Outside The Box is a group art exhibition aimed at bringing contemporary art to the public spaces of North Park and beyond. In partnership with The VISUAL Public Art Project – a curatorial project founded by Jason Gould of the VISUAL Shop on University Avenue – the Outside The Box Exhibition will feature the work of local artists who have participated in the VISUAL project. Our goal has been to work with artists, businesses, community organizations and property owners to transform ordinary objects and spaces into public art. Thanks to the generous assistance and support from North Park Main Street, VISUAL selectively chose more than 30 local contemporary artists to design and paint utility boxesmore

 
Dear Members of North Park Hospitality Association

Dear Members of North Park Hospitality Association

Wang’s North Park would like to invite you to a community wide event we are hosting on October 6th to thank all of those involved in the situation surrounding the recent attacks in North Park. We know it was a concerted effort which brought together many agencies and operations and ultimately led to the arrest of an individual. It also instituted changes that have made the neighborhood a safer place to live and work. The merchants and residents of North Park should have the opportunity to thank those responsible for the quick mobilization of resources and the task forces that were created. We are hoping that there can be representatives from local business and the community to help thank all those involved. Wang’s North Park is providing the venue and refreshments for all those who attend that evening. If any other merchants, restaurants or bars would like to get involved we would welcome any and all participation. We are hoping to make this a community wide celebration that will receive media attention and help show San Diego that North Park is a safer neighborhood because of the combined efforts of business, volunteers, Police and government working together to make itmore

 

North Park Mainstreet

North Park Mainstreet and 30th

North Park Main Street is a Business Improvement District (BID) in San Diego, California and is a joint program of the City of San Diego, the San Diego BID Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is primarily a volunteer based organization. The North Park BID is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the revitalization of the North Park neighborhood in San Diego. To do such, it follows the Main Street Four Point Approach TM, Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. North Park Main Street embarks on many ambitious and worthy endeavors, all aimed at bringing new life and a lasting vitality to North Park.

 

Sustainable North Park Mainstreet

North Park Farmer's Market

The Sustainability Challenge:

In 2009, Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer, challenged North Park Main Street to become the state’s first Sustainable Main Street program.

Community leaders embraced this challenge and later that year convened a group of local stakeholders to develop the framework of a sustainability plan in North Park. Working in partnership with volunteer professionals at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, OBR Architecture, and Zagrodnik+Thomas Architects, NPMS drafted a
set of goals & objectives for a Sustainable North Park Main Street Program:

  • Maintain the cultural and historic
    integrity of the built and social environment;
  • Increase resource efficiency and
    conservation within the District;
  • Increase internal community
    connectivity;
  • Provide a setting for a sustainable
    green economy.

The Implementation Plan: (Download 18 MB PDF)
A volunteer effort over eight months enabled North Park Main Street to secure a grant from the State Office of Historic Preservation to develop the Implementation Plan, which is to be used in a number of ways:

  • Using individual buildings as precise case studies, this Plan is intended to be used as a handbook for Main Street Sustainability Program Staff to educate and
    inspire building owners and business operators about how they can participate in the broader vision of a green North Park.
  • By demonstrating the discrete components of a sustainability program, the Plan can be used by North Park Main Street to generate interest in potential funders to implement the various components of the plan.
  • By illustrating the vision of coordinated public investments in the right-of-way,the Plan serves as a handbook for the public agencies and community advocacy groups who oversee and implement public works.
  • Designed with “open architecture”, the publication is intended to be a living, growing document that can be augmented with additional digital building models, completed projects, or community proposals.
  • The appendices serve both as technical manuals and as on-going records of the accomplishments of the district toward meeting its sustainability goals.