July 2012
New Rochelle
Downtown

BID
Happenings in
Downtown
New Rochelle!

New boutique businesses Downtown!

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Summer = BID Music
on the Green

Summer is here and so is the BIDís popular free Music on the Green concert series. This music series has become a fixture in downtown attracting residents from near and far who gather at Library Green for an evening of great music and if the beat moves you, dancing.

This year’s line-up includes:
Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM
Grupa Latin Vib
e, the premier NYC salsa and meringue jazz band. More »

Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 PM
Jesters of Jive with Joan Crowe & the swing band music of the 1940’s.
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Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 PM
Pantonic Steel Band Orchestr
a,
playing Caribbean to Jazz to R&B.

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The series is sponsored by the NR BID on behalf of the business and property owners of downtown New Rochelle and in cooperation with the New Rochelle Public Library and the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Downtown Historic Preservation gets new
BID stimulus.

The New Rochelle BID recently won a coveted $500,000 grant from the NYS Main Street Program which will allow the BID’s award-winning Façade Improvement Program and the restoration of historically significant buildings to continue in the downtown.

This is the third NYS Main Street grant obtained by the BID which has facilitated façade restorations of buildings representing more than 75 storefronts and, in buildings with vacant upper floor space, helped create more than 40 artist work studios. The first project being funded with the new grant is the restoration of the facade of the historic Loews Theater. The focus will be the second floor where extensive terracotta and other architectural details which have been covered for decades still exist. Once completed the Loews will join other striking terracotta detailed buildings nearby on Main Street which have already been restored with help from the BID.

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Three new boutique businesses open Downtown!

If you want unique hand crafted jewelry, stylish vintage clothing, or modern furniture, come to downtown New Rochelle.

Among new businesses opening downtown are three unique boutiques:

Just Funki, a jewel of a jewelry store owned by gifted artist Rhonda Hamilton opened at 37 Division Street
(in Avalon on the Sound East). More »

Sweet Preserves, a designer focused vintage clothing and jewelry store owned by designer and stylist Amy Coleman opened at 543 Main Street (Consign It
on Main). More »

City Life Concepts, a trendy contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories store owned by New York City furniture company CEO Harvey Jones opened at 41 Lawton Street More »

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