THE HISTORY OF BIAs CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

THE HISTORY OF BIAs CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

In 1967, challenges were facing retailers as a proliferation of shopping malls were springing up on the outskirts of the city. As a result, some merchants were forced to close their shops or even in some instances, follow the crowds to the malls. Vacancies resulted and many local shopping areas began to look run down
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99.1 “Come on back to Downtown Chatham” Campaign

99.1 “Come on back to Downtown Chatham” Campaign

Downtown Chatham Merchants working together and in partnership with the HDTC-BIA to create a week-long “Come back to Downtown” campaign on CKXS 99.1 Several businesses chose to participate (15) all on air in one week. Starting on July 27, 2020 99.1 morning show will be broadcasted live from downtown Chatham during this marketing event. Each
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Temporary Office Hours for the HDTC-BIA

Temporary Office Hours for the HDTC-BIA

The office hours, open to the public will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. You can also book an appointment either by phone: 519-352-8387 or email: downtownchathambia@gmail.com

Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest only.

Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest only.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent 315 King Street West, Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8 Tel: 519.360.1998 Toll Free: 1.800.714.7497 www.chatham-kent.ca Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest The Province of Ontario’s Phase 2 re-opening permits restaurants and bars to open for service outdoors. The Municipality is exploring ways to support our local businesses and that includes gauging interest
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Temporary Office Closure

OFFICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT  Effective March 16, 2020 In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and adhere to guidelines of social distancing, the Historic Downtown Chatham BIA office will be closed until further notice. Office staff will be working remotely in order to continue to offer our best service. Contact via email: downtownchathambia@gmail.com Phone:
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HDTC-BIA Office Closed For Family Day

Thank you for looking into Historic Downtown Chatham BIA . The Office will be closed Monday Feb 17, 2020 for Family Day but will be open again Tuesday Feb 18 @ 8:30am to assist you with your needs.

RetroFest™ and RM Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary Celebration 2019!

RetroFest™ and RM Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary Celebration 2019!

RetroFest now in it’s 19th year and RM Auto Restoration celebrating its 40th Anniversary… We moved the date to June 21 and 22, 2019 to create the ultimate celebration for enthusiasts. RM will add special programming to the weekend, will all proceeds to benefit local organizations like the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham-Kent Children’s
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Chatham Santa Claus Parade 2018

November 16, 2018 6:30 p.m. Staging TBD due to 3rd Street Bridge being down. Route will come down King Street West down to the Wish Centre. Bring can goods and teddy’s for collections.

2018 will be FireFest’s final year for current Chairs!

Blackburn News Link:  Chatham Voice Link: The shortage of dollars means changes to what is being offered this year. DeNure said the focus remains on entertaining the children. There will be the popular trolley ride, firemen on stilts, face painting, and the Junior F.I.R.E. Challenge – where kids get to don firefighter gear, use a
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Thank you to everyone!

Thank you to everyone!

We can’t thank everyone enough! From the sponsors, to the volunteers to all who participated… and ventured out to see what RetroFest™ is all about! We hope that everyone had a good time and we also hope that you will support all our great sponsors because without them, RetroFest™ would not have happened.

Calling for Junior Judges 2018

Once again, we are calling all Junior Judges from the age of 6 years to 12 years old who would like to be a Junior Judge at RetroFest™ 2018. This happens right on King Street West (in front of the Scotia Bank). All Risks Insurance Broker, Jeff Comiskey will go over with the kids what
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Call out for Artist to rent space in Downtown Chatham

Art & Heirloom Shoppe coming to 159 King St. W opening March 1, 2018 Sue Rumball and Chris Ford are on a new adventure. They are opening an art gallery, with a smattering of antiques, aptly called Art and Heirloom Shoppe. It is in historic downtown Chatham, near other culturally significant venues. We are currently
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Decisions made by DTIC committee for next year 2018

Decisions made by DTIC committee for next year 2018

There was a post-DTIC meeting to discuss 2017 result. Here is the highlights of the meeting: There were 34 businesses who participated which is an increase from last year Weather was perfect, people on the street really enjoyed themselves but wished all the businesses participated. It was suggested by the committee that they go back
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2nd Annual Downtown in the City Event Poster

2nd Annual Downtown in the City Event Poster

Don’t forget to come out dressed in Black and White #DTChatham for our #downtowninthecity between the hours of 5pm and 9pm… So much to do and see and lots of chances to win prizes! Parade of Fashion, fashion show at DCC 5:30pm Follow our facebook page: Downtown in the City

2017 Sidewalk Construction

2017 Sidewalk Construction

Sidewalk Construction for Downtown Chatham, 2017 Giorgi Bros. is the contractor doing the sidewalks for downtown Chatham. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent requests that any questions from the businesses flow through himself, Paola Magliaro – Engineering Technologist or the HDTC-BIA. A representative from Giorgi Bros. will deal with the businesses directly when they begin work in
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2017 Fifth Street Bridge Construction

2017 Fifth Street Bridge Construction

Fifth Street Bridge Rehabilitation The Fifth Street Bridge crossing the Thames River in downtown Chatham was constructed in 1930 and is currently in fair to poor condition. The Fifth Street Bridge (over Thames River), Community of Chatham will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic starting Thursday June 29, 2017 until December 22, 2017
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