The community is invited to an open house Thursday, June 9 from 5-7 at the Vintage Ballroom. (above Bernie’s Grill in downtown Faribault)
Todd Tracy of (IN)ALLIANCE, a Main Street consulting company, has been in town this week gathering data. He has conducted focus groups with businesses and building owners, consumers and community leaders. He has also been visiting downtown businesses throughout the week.
On Thursday evening there will be an opportunity to share your opinions and dreams about Faribault’s central business district and to hear preliminary observations from Tracy.
Community Night for Main Street is open to everyone; the general public, members of the focus groups and Main Street businesses and volunteers. Please plan to attend.
In addition to the events this week, the Market Analysis in depth review of census data and review of the retail and market area profiles. The analysis also includes business surveys, intercept surveys and a resident survey. The resident survey will be sent to every household through their city water bill. The survey is also available on-line at www.faribaultmainstreet.org
The final report, due in mid-July will incorporate the results of the meetings, the focus groups and all the surveys.
This Market Analysis will assist Faribault Main Street leaders in developing priority projects both long and short term for the betterment of the downtown area.