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L.L. Consulting, founded in 2000, is committed to assisting communities with the economic revitalization and development of their historic downtown cores, traditional commercial districts, urban commercial corridors, and business improvement areas.  L.L. Consulting has worked with local governments, Main Street programs, redevelopment agencies, business associations, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, community development corporations, downtown organization, and other non-profits throughout the Southwest.
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Revitalization News:

The Commercial District Advisor is an online resource for information sharing, ideas and strategies for successful commercial district revitalization.   In a recent online article, "Driving Visitor Demand", discusses that downtowns not only need to offer lodging and accommodation options for overnight stays to drive potential visitor demands  but stores also need to stay open later, or past 6pm. After all, 70% of all consumer spending (both locals and visitors) takes place after 6:00 pm, according to Roger Brooks International. In order for later opening hours to really work, a critical mass of businesses must be open after 6:00, not just a few.  Click here to download the article and share with your community leaders and downtown stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Development News:  

Smaller stores do events such as book signings, story time, trunk shows, parties, live music, movie launches and new product arrivals as a way of building excitement in their stores. Downtown areas and even malls are looking to events as a way of attracting customers to their shops, Main Street, or even city.  Click here to learn about nine things all businesses and downtown commercial districts should  know when planning their events provided by Bob Pibbs, the Retail Doctor.