Locke Street BIA Annual General Meeting

Locke Street BIA Annual General Meeting

February 27, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.

Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Avenue

Welcome Monster Donuts

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Monster Donuts opened its new Locke Street Location. At one point there were line ups outside the door and around the block.

Monster Donuts provides a wide range of gourmet donuts including its own vegan variety.

Welcome to the neighbourhood.

Thank You for a Great Holiday Season

This Christmas Season a group of store owners and supporters got together to organize a family friendly celebration. It included everything from petting zoo’s to buggy rides, to Christmas tree lighting and many more activities.

On behalf of the BIA we would like to thank our super organizers Georgina Mitropoulos and Jaime Anderson and their special helpers including Brux House, West Town, Belle Epoque, The Hamilton Spectator, Watson Farms, St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary Choir, the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association, the Stanley Avenue Baptist Church, Picks and Sticks, My Dog’s Cafe, the Hamilton Public Library, Quills and all of our merchants who provided a warm and family friendly Christmas experience. The Locke Street BIA is built by Hamilton and crafted by our own community.

Locke Street Festival Planning Committee

The next Locke Street Festival is Saturday, September 8, 2018. The Festival Planning Committee meets on the first Monday of every month starting November 6, 2017 in the Board Room at the West Town Bar and Grill.

All members welcome.

Say Hello to the New Locke Street

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Over the last 10 years Locke Street and the surrounding neighbourhood have experienced a revival. We were once a quiet street with a few antique shops and local restaurants, but now we’ve become one of Hamilton’s hottest commercial districts with world-renowned restaurants, local and global shops and thriving businesses. We’re a collection of new and long-time merchants dedicated to the continuing success of the street but also to our customers and this neighbourhood.

As we’ve watched the street transform and expand, we as the Business Improvement Association (BIA) felt it was time for the brand of our street to change too. We enlisted the marketing expertise of our friends at Factor[e] to help us redefine what Locke Street is today. It has been an amazing journey and we are so excited to finally be able to share the new look of Locke Street with you.

It turns out Locke Street is not just about the businesses on the street but it’s very much about the people on the street too. It’s about what the businesses bring to the street but it’s also about you – the residents, local Hamiltonians, our customers. What’s so amazing about Locke Street is the community that we have created here together. So with that in mind, here’s a look at our new logo:

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It was more of an “of course!” moment as opposed to an ”A-ha!” when Factor[e] presented the new logo and brand to us as everyone in the room agreed, our sense of community is what defines us and what is driving business on the street. We are full-service BIA. From coffee shops and restaurants to salons and fitness, from everyday essentials to gifts and special occasion shopping, you can come and enjoy a day on Locke Street or you can live your life here.

And since we are SO excited about our new brand and look, we’ve decided we want to celebrate with all of you. On Saturday April 2, 2016 from 10am to 2pm we’d like to invite you to come “Walk the new Locke” and see our new branding in person. Highlights of the day include (but are not limited to):

● Newly branded Locke Street shopping bags filled with goodies from over 30 street merchants (while quantities last) between 10am and 2pm.

● Bags are available for pickup from participating merchants. There will be “winning bags” given out, which contain vouchers to shop the street for free.

The Locke Street Farmers’ Market will open for a special Early Spring Market from 10am to 2pm.

● Free face painting and photo booth on the street from 11am to 2pm.

● Exclusive sales, in-store draws, sampling, and promotions from merchants

We look forward to seeing everyone on the street and we can’t wait to hear what you think about the new look of Locke Street.