FISHTOWN AREA BID VISION STATEMENT
The Fishtown area Business Improvement District (BID) Steering Committee is comprised of residents, business and property owners and others who have come together to explore creating a BID to plan and fund services to improve and preserve our neighborhood.
We believe that the formation of a BID will allow us to work together to improve the quality of life of our residents and success and growth of our businesses, including enhancing public safety, improving parking and pedestrian access, cleaning streets and sidewalks, overseeing responsible growth, attracting businesses and creating more jobs, branding and marketing the district, providing more promotional programming and hiring full-time staff to manage all of the above.
With these goals in mind we have come together to explore how the creation of a BID can help us ensure the Fishtown area continues to be a great neighborhood to live, work and visit.
Fishtown Area BID Steering Committee
The Steering Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month, alternating between 9:30am at Fette Sau and 6:30pm at SugarHouse Casino. Minutes from meetings are posted on this website each month and meetings are open to the public, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the time and location. And if you would like to join the Steering Committee to help guide the process, please let us know!
Paul Kimport, Johnny Brenda’s/The International Bar, Committee Chair
Kae Anderson, New Kensington CDC
Andrew Auwerda, Philadelphia Distillers Assoc
Michael Brafman, Bala Property Group
Emily Costa / Evan Davis, SugarHouse Casino
Ryan Garrity, Copper Hill Real Estate
Mark Goodheart, Goodheart Firm
Janay Green & Brandon Olkus, Saint Lazarus Bar
Bonkosi A Horn, Lululemon / Freedom Apothecary
Andrew Janos, Copper Hill Real Estate
Joshua Mann, Starr Group
Dan Martino / Rose Thomas, Olde Richmond Civic Association
Josh Olivo, Elk Street Management
Matt Ricciotti, The Fillmore
Danielle Roberts, Amrita Yoga
Stefanilee Ryan, Joe's Steaks + Sodas
Skip Schwarzman, Front & Poplar / Feast Your Eyes Catering
Olivia Soares, Keller Williams Realty
John Sosalski, Locale Philly
Russ Stewart, Flotation Philly
Lee Stoetzel, West Collection
Joshua Stratton-Rayner, Resident
Ian Wilson / John Geeting / Erica King, Fishtown Neighbors Association
about FISHTOWN CO
The Fishtown Co business association’s mission is to improve conditions for businesses within the greater Fishtown area, attract and retain businesses, generate jobs and improve quality of life. Fishtown Co’s goals are to promote the area’s long-term economic development by creating a thriving retail corridor that attracts both residents and visitors to its vast array of services, shops and dining, while preserving Fishtown’s rich history and diverse character.
With support from the Philadelphia Commerce Department via a partnership grant with NKCDC, Fishtown Co has funded the BID creation process in the hopes of offering more services to the entire Fishtown area.
If the FABID is formed, the Fishtown Co business association will continue to provide opportunities for businesses and commercial property owners not just exclusively in the FABID boundaries but in the entire Fishtown area to take advantage of marketing opportunities, special events, advocacy, public space improvements and other projects of benefit to the local business community. And businesses located in the boundaries of the FABID will be eligible for all Fishtown Co member benefits with their FABID assessment payments. The partnership Fishtown Co and FABID will allow us to bring more resources to our area for our members, property and business owners, residents and the entire community. For more information on Fishtown Co please visit our website.