Brookline residents are invited to a Feb. 11 meeting to share ideas for promoting and supporting one of Brookline’s greatest assets—it’s small businesses.
The Boulevard Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin this spring and last through the fall, and prolonged construction could put local businesses at a disadvantage.
Brookline Chamber of Commerce members stressed that supporting a “shop local” campaign could be vital to helping small businesses survive, especially when construction is happening right outside their doors.
The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church on Brookline Boulevard, is intended for residents to discuss ways to promote and support local businesses while the project is underway.
Members of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce said this meeting is not intended to talk about what the business owners should do, or how the business owners should improve.
Rather, the purpose is to discuss what the community can do to help the business owners. The goal is to work out a “reconstruction readiness” plan that will lessen the negative impact of construction on local businesses.
If you’re going:
- What: Reconstruction Readiness Plan for supporting Brookline Boulevard businesses.
- Where: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Brookline Boulevard.
- When: Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.
Editor’s note: Design plans for the project have been finalized, so suggestions regarding physical improvements or additions to the boulevard will not be taken. The plans are available at City of Pittsburgh Federal Projects website.