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Dear PoPville – Encouraging Local Businesses to Improve Appearance?

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm 47 Comments

Dear PoPville,

What can a neighbor do to persuade a business owner to give their facade a face lift? The owner of CC’s is a very nice hard working man. We’ve often spoken about positive changes in the neighborhood and over the last six years or so he’s admitted to changing his inventory considerably with more wines, diverse beers and varied liquors. He does not, however, have any intention or see any benefit in improving the aesthetics of his building.

If it’s for free though, he’s all about it- he loved the new brick block sidewalks when they came in. I know that most of the rest of that block is just a casserole of Horses Ass Awards but I really do think CC’s would be the best first step. Ironically the DCCH is just a few doors up but I’m not sure how much help they are.

Any way that the City would lend a hand to guide development and renovation like the have on other streets (Park Rd for example).

Any suggestions?

Do ANC’s provide grant money for this sorta thing?

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