October 2020 Plaza Midwood Merchants

The Thomas StrEATery is OPEN.

We hope that you have been able to come and enjoy all that the streatery has to offer. We have received great feedback and businesses are seeing an uptick from the additional foot traffic in the neighborhood. The Streatery is a collaboration between the Plaza Midwood Merchants Association, Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association, and Stroll & Roll Plaza Midwood. Made possible by the City of Charlotte’s StreetEats program, this project is intended to:

  • Expand the outdoor seating capacity for all area restaurants
  • Enhance the character, walkability, and vibrancy of the business district
  • Encourage visitors to come out and enjoy all that Plaza Midwood has to offer

Want to get your business involved - it's not too late! Become one of our participating restaurants - all you have to do is give us the green light to add your logo to the website! Are you a retail location? Let us know if the best way to promote any sales, events, new products that you have - we will be sure to add it to the Streatery page and promote through our social media platforms.

Welcome to our New Member:

NorthLight Photography - A true custom studio, their portraiture is an artful representation of you and yours. www.northlightphotography.com Specializing in babies, children and families with an emphasis on quality. All images are printed in house and retouched by hand for the highest level of quality available.

Introducing Intown CLT

Intown Charlotte is a locally owned e-delivery service focusing on the urban core. They want to promote the restaurants that make Charlotte Great! They offer No Contact Delivery. Want your food at a specific time? No worries, with their app you can schedule your delivery. Track your delivery with our real time tracking. There are no minimum orders.

Intown CLT received an innovation grant from Honeywell to create a delivery service to support restaurants. "We will do no harm" to the environment, restaurant owners, or drivers. Their deliveries are made via Segway, electric bike, and electric scooters.

Restaurant owners should not have to pay 30%+ of their hard earned revenue to the delivery company. Drivers shouldn't have to add unnecessary miles to their cars. They provide vehicles for their drivers who will be paid a living wage.

Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters

We had the pleasure of meeting our new neighbors and are super excited to have them open their doors soon. They will be roasting coffee in house for all to enjoy and serving up a menu with a healthy focus and locally sourced ingredients.

They thrive off meeting those in the community. So if you see the window open say hi and introduce yourself. Follow along @giddygoat

Thank you for sharing your story Charlotte Barber and Beard.

“Ask for help. I know it’s something that a lot of us aren’t used to doing, but there are people who are willing to help out if you just ask. You’ll see what an amazing community you have when you do.”

Need access to a ZOOM account?

We recently activated a zoom account for our Merchants to use! Need to host a virtual meeting or presentation? Connect with us here for the account information.

Need additional resources like zoom to help your business? Please let us know how we can provide support.

Update on Grants!

Our City Partnership Grant with Historic West End is underway. Those of you who responded to the project survey and identified needs in areas of Marketing, Finance/Accounting, Coaching, and/or Technology will be receiving a “mini survey” to identify your needs in further detail so we can connect you with a qualified service-provider.

The Marketing “mini survey” has already gone out with great responses!

Thanks to all who are participating in this West/East Collaboration. Here are some of the results from our initial project survey!

Friendly Reminder

The Charlotte Small Business Recovery & Readiness Center + Hotline are open and taking calls! What do you need?

  • Assistance with grants & loans
  • Free PPE for your small business or non-profit
  • Free assistance with marketing and communications
  • Training for COVID-19 best practices for your staff
  • Strategy on how to regain client/customer confidence

Contact the readyCLT today at 704-837-4050! This is a great partnership with the City of Charlotte and Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

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