Tyler Street Business Group Hosts Welcome for New Businesses, Launch of New Branding for TDI District

On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Tyler Street Business Group will host a welcome ceremony for 10 new businesses that have opened on Tyler Street this year. The event will be held 3-5 p.m. at the Berkshire Dream Center, 475 Tyler St.

Esther Bolen, of the Tyler Street Business Group, said the ceremony provides a space to officially recognize and celebrate those who support the area. The event will also mark the launch of the new branding for the Tyler Street TDI District.

The ceremony will feature speakers including Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Director of Administrative Services, Mayor’s Office; Peter White, City Councilor at-large; and Katelyn Miner, Dream Center Leader. Light refreshments will be served.

“We are sponsoring this event to show community support for people and groups that have given Tyler Street and the Morningside neighborhood their support by choosing to invest in our neighborhood,” said Bolen, the event’s organizer. “For many years we organized the ‘Discover Tyler Street’ event, and last year, we had the assistance of ‘Team Better Block’ to showcase and bring these businesses an opportunity to introduce themselves to our city. We are looking forward to learning more about these 10 new businesses and supporting them in the future.”

In September, the TDI district received additional funding from the state to continue its Storefront Improvement Enhancement Program, which was originally launched as a pilot program. The program supports the existing businesses and storefronts in the district with façade improvements to enhance visibility and attractiveness and ensure accessibility.

For more information, please call CJ Hoss, City Planner, at 499-9366.