Posted on April 11, 2018
The Economic Development Department’s Neighborhood Investment Unit held its ninth Business Walk on Feb. 22, 2018, visiting businesses in the North Park Business Improvement District (BID), which is managed by North Park Main Street.
Home to one of San Diego’s hippest retail, dining and entertainment enclaves, the North Park BID spans 0.22 square miles along the University Avenue corridor (from Florida Street east to Boundary Street) and the 30th Street corridor (from Howard Avenue south to Thorn Street).
Two weeks prior to the Business Walk, more than 600 storefront and home-based businesses with valid Business Tax Certificates were sent postcards (right) promoting the outreach event. Despite afternoon showers on the day of the walk, 16 volunteers went from storefront-to-storefront to engage business owners and managers, surveying them about the business climate and the benefits and challenges of doing business in North Park. Volunteers also provided businesses with information about City programs and resources that could assist their growth or expansion.
The Business Walk was scheduled on a Thursday, from 2 to 5 p.m., in an effort to visit business owners at off-peak hours when they would be available to chat and take the seven-question survey.