Saturday, January 31, 2009

Get Involved!

Do you have ideas for supporting local businesses or attracting new ones? What types of businesses would you like to see develop in the area?

Get involved and have a say! Join us for an introductory meeting to learn about committees and opportunities to volunteer with North Capitol Main Street, Inc.(

Goals for this organization include:

*To help existing businesses adapt or expand to meet changing markets; and attract new businesses to provide a balanced mix of goods and services

*To create clean, attractive streetscapes that invite commercial activity and promote pedestrian foot traffic

*To increase public safety along the corridor

*To enhance the physical character and quality of the NCMS, Inc. area, with particular emphasis on preserving its Victorian-era buildings

*To generate a sense of spirit and increased activity along North Capitol Street and in the Bloomingdale Business District.

The meeting is planned for Thursday February 5th, 2009 from 7pm-8:30pm at the NCMS office, located at 1703 North Capitol Street NE, WDC 20002. For more information, e-mail Garry Clark, NCMS' Executive Director at gclark @

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I won't be able to make the meeting, but here are some ideas for basic businesses that in my opinion are good neighborhood necessities.

pharmacy/drugstore (CVS, RiteAid, etc.)
hardware store (i.e. Logan Hardware)
barber shop (i.e. super cuts - nothing fancy)
dry cleaner
shoe repair
pet store