H STREET MAIN STREET RELEASES RETAIL SURVEY; CALLS FOR RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN RETAIL FOCUS GROUPS
Washington, DC - July 12, 2012 — H Street Main Street (HSMS) recently
released a survey aimed at gathering information on area residents' and
patrons' spending habits. This information will be used to help attract retail
development to the corridor by providing meaningful data showing what consumers
desire and what they will support, in addition to highlighting any areas of
spending leakage. The survey link is: http://svy.mk/SbVMQX
"We are thrilled to launch this survey, which is the first
initiative in a broad array of programs we're producing aimed at targeting and
recruiting retail to H Street, NE," says Anwar Saleem, HSMS Executive Director.
"This comunity-based approach to economic development can serve as a model
for how the District and how it approaches neighborhood redevelopment and
retail recruitment and retention."
The survey will close Monday, July 16 at midnight and all are
strongly encouraged to participate. Following the close of the survey, HSMS
will conduct three focus groups, followed by producing a retail summit aimed at
recruiting retail businesses identified through the survey and focus groups.
is recruiting 60 people to participate in three focus groups scheduled for
these dates: July 31 at 7 pm, August 1 at 2 pm and August 2 at 7 pm. Focus
group participants need to reflect the community so the organization is
specifically looking for residents with children, residents who live in a
household with a total income of less than $85,000 and both African-American
and Caucasian residents. Interested residents who fit any of those descriptions
should contact Julia Robey Christian at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative is being produced with the support of the
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Retail Priority Area Grant
program with the support of DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.
For more information, contact Julia Robey Christian at
email@example.com or 202.567.9705.