Attend the Public Forum to show your support for small, local businesses!
Wednesday June 7th, 6:30PM
Which would you rather see?
If you prefer the photo on the left, then speak up!
Forum on Creating an East Village Special Zoning Districts to Protect Small Businesses and Discourage Chain Stores
Date: Wednesday, June 7th
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: 331 East 12th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Who: Community Board #3 Economic Development Committee
Please attend for the presentation and give comments in support!
They want to hear from you!
A special district will encourage retail diversity and better promote small and independent businesses. All members of the public will be allowed to speak.
They want to hear from you! Learn more about the framework of the Public Forum here.
What should you say?
“Yes, I support a Special District in the East Village that will help protect our unique character, reduce the growth of big box stores and allow smaller local shops to have a better chance to serve or community and protect local jobs.” And tell them about your favorite local business too!
If you want to learn more about this public policy approach that has been utilized in other parts of New York City and the country, review this important report by our friends at East Village Community Coalition “Preserving Local, Independent Retail: Recommendations for Formula Retail Zoning in the East Village”.
Finally, help GVSHP honor the independent businesses in our neighborhoods. We spotlight one business each month from Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo on our daily blog, "Off the Grid." You can nominate your favorite local business here.