Edmonds Business Improvement District approaches final stretch; to hold BID Day March 2

Members of the Edmonds BID (Business Improvement District) committee and DEMA (Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association) will hit the streets on Friday, March 2, in a final push to gather the remaining signatures needed to present the BID to the Edmonds City Council in April.

Nearing the 80 percent participation level for the formation of the BID, the volunteer committee of business owners and community members are targeting the next three weeks to contact unsigned business owners and managers within the district.

“We have found that most people have not signed because they have questions about the details,” said BID committee chair David Arista. “We’ll be able to address their questions on a number of subjects and talk with them about the importance of the BID to the entire Edmonds community.

“We have over 100 retail and service businesses currently signed on,” Arista continued. “A group of them will be helping us over the next few weeks, along with the DEMA members on March 2, when we meet in person with as many businesses as possible.”

Business Improvement Districts exist throughout the Northwest and provide a stable source of funds to help their local business communities work together to market and improve their neighborhoods.

Information on the Edmonds BID is on the organization’s website, which includes detailed project notes, costs, schedules, the district map and frequently asked questions.

Businesses that have signed the petition and would like to help can contact David Arista at 425-771-7009 or dave@aristawines.com.

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