Belmont store owners look to improve business


BELMONT - Belmont store owners are proposing that their neighborhood become a business improvement district, or BID.

Business owners hope that the neighborhood improvements associated with becoming a BID, such as better store promotion and a proposed plan to increase parking, will help them thrive. Building landlords would have to pay increased taxes to become a member, but most say it would be worth it.

?In order to progress, it's the next logical step,? said Frank Franz of the Belmont Small Business Association. ?It's what we need to do to stay competitive in the city and to provide better services.?

The proposed BID has been in the works for two years and would be home to more than 300 business and span 37 blocks.

Community Board 6 will vote on the proposal Feb. 13 - .

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
People stood in solidarity and lit candles in 3 Candlelight vigil held for Tinton Ave. shooting victim
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody
5 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.