City to Host Meeting Re: Downtown Retail Market Demand Study

Posted 11/10/11 – The City of Sierra Madre invites you to a Community Input Meeting regarding a Downtown Retail Market Demand Study.  The Community Input Meeting is November 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  The Downtown Retail Market Demand Study is currently being drafted, and will identify opportunities to enhance our residents and visitors’ experience when coming to downtown Sierra Madre.  The study will develop strategies to assist current businesses by identifying unmet demand for products and services.  The study will also assist in attracting and retaining businesses that will enhance downtown Sierra Madre’s current village atmosphere. 

Buxton, a market planning consultant, is assisting the City with preparing the study and will make a presentation on Sierra Madre’s customer profile, a snapshot of customers that live in and near Sierra Madre.  This data will be used to assist in identifying a compatible mix of retailers to downtown, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the local retail sector, and enhancing existing retailers understanding of the local retail demands.  The Study’s goal is not to change Sierra Madre’s downtown, the goal is to help make visiting our Downtown an even more enjoyable experience.  If you live, shop or own a business in Sierra Madre, we need your participation and input.