Wall of Famers were recognized for last month, their contributions including Forestville Duck Race, referrals, their presence at Meet-Ups, and the continued support in the Pop-Up Piazza preparation. A virtual round of applause for Andy Adams, Gina Scalia, and RSVP attendee Jessica Griffin!
Pop-Up Piazza was discussed as Mark gave the run-down on all the programming intended to make this year’s event bigger and better. The Pop-Up Piazza committee is looking for help for the day-of so if you have a couple hours to spare, email firstname.lastname@example.org to add to the wave of orange that will be out in force!
Mark also took the time out to speak to the immense honor the Chambers of Commerce bestowed on Bristol Rising at the awards dinner.
Ryan provided a development update, answering questions formed by Risers in regards to the overall process up to this point. Click here to check out the full story on all the approvals, recruitment, and latest B.R. influence to the cause!
Ryan then passed the torch to Barley Vine owner, Victor, who had some exciting news to share about the ongoing progress on the ale house! He and the Barley Vine team will be having an expanded role on Pop-Up Piazza Day, with a larger beer garden as well as the possibility of some food service. Speaking of food service, he allowed Risers to grab a sneak peek at the menu concept for the restaurant. There were some great enticing items so have your palette ready for their opening in the near future!!
Bare Bones then stepped up to the plate, giving a detailed account of their new home on School Street and all the hard work the Bare Bones ladies are putting in to make the space shine. It will be ready for Risers on July 13th at its Grand Opening. They continue to look for prospective resident artists and volunteers so be sure the contact one of the ladies if you can lend a hand!
Things switched gears a bit when Ryan turned to the Recruitment Campaign currently being tackled by Renaissance and Rising alike. The Renaissance Team is currently putting together a packet that can be handed to prospective entrepreneurs for new and existing, old downtown spaces. Once this packet is completed, Risers can then move forward with reaching out to the prospective entrepreneurs, and pitching the downtown revitalization to see who wants to get in on the action.
Many of these places listed on the Retail Recruitment page are existing businesses that mirror an idea proposed on the website and suggested overall by Risers. The hope is to have them open a second, complimentary establishment here in Bristol to suit our desires for eating, shopping, and playing.
With the revitalization becoming more real every day, Risers’ role has never been more imperative to the cause. Feel free to comment at the bottom of the Recruitment page or email email@example.com if you wish to play a role and approach some businesses! We’ll keep you informed when the packet is complete and plan to keep the process as transparent as possible, documenting (via color code) which businesses are interested, not interested, or even meeting with Ryan to discuss possible tenancy!
Stay tuned all and be sure to come out for the July meet-up; we’d love to see you!