Union Grove announces effort to fill Downtown storefronts

2014-06-24T06:20:00Z 2014-06-24T06:22:05Z Union Grove announces effort to fill Downtown storefrontsJournal Times staff Journal Times
June 24, 2014 6:20 am  • 

UNION GROVE — This village will use new window clings to try to fill vacant downtown storefronts.

Racine County Economic Development Corp. announced the new initiative on Monday. RCEDC said it developed a program to advertise the availability of properties for sale or for rent in the downtown.

Over the next few weeks, window clings will be installed in the front windows of vacant downtown properties; the goal is to fill them with new businesses and help attract buyers to buildings that are for sale. Many buildings either didn’t have signage indicating their availability, or it wasn’t readable.

The project partners decided to use phrases that were easy to see from the road with bold graphics to catch the attention of passers-by. Examples include “Grow your business here,” and, “Buy me.”

Currently, 16 downtown properties are available for sale or for rent. So far, four owners have agreed to post the clings.

Also, “Look downtown” window clings will be made available to all downtown businesses to support the campaign to fill vacant spaces and draw attention to their business.

How To Buy Window Wraps/More Information

Acme Office Equipment will take orders for window clings at $40 each; contact 262-878-3553 or acmeoffice@gmail.com.

For more information, contact RCEDC’s Tina Chitwood at 262-898-7422 or tchitwood@racinecountyedc.org.

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(4) Comments

  1. Nitaz Wa
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    Nitaz Wa - July 01, 2014 12:31 am
    Problem here is "good old boy" mentality. Some other business owners on Main St. can be hostile. Ijs...
  2. UTP
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    UTP - June 25, 2014 4:44 pm
    The biggest and most sad problem is we, or at least most of us own and legally operate motor vehicles and can drive to big businesses that can undersell any little community business with the exception of maybe a diner.
  3. phoner2
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    phoner2 - June 25, 2014 7:44 am
    you know they don't have that anymore right?
  4. ggodmuls
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    ggodmuls - June 24, 2014 9:04 am
    Perhaps they should legalize prostitution, pot, and gambling.

    Works in Amsterdam.

    Burlington's *NEW* and *EXCITING* Red Light District!

    Big City Vices, Small Town Taxes.
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