City Approves Temporary Patio Expansions

City Approves Temporary Patio Expansions

During a City Council meeting Monday morning, councillors voted unanimously in favour of a plan to allow businesses to temporarily expand their patios. Click image to open video on CTV website. – CTV News, May 12,...
Provincial Re-Opening Information

Provincial Re-Opening Information

The Provincial Government of Alberta a recently provided a detailed plan for re-opening the economy in stages. The Relaunch Strategy can be downloaded here (12 pages) For our member businesses, we’re re-posting the highlight charts (pages 9 and 10) of the PDF...
Opinion: Calgary BIAs breathing life into neighbourhood businesses

Opinion: Calgary BIAs breathing life into neighbourhood businesses

Live Wire Calgary | April 30, 2020   This pop-up parklet sprang to life in the community of Marda Loop as a result of the work done by the local BIA. LIVEWIRE CALGARY FILE PHOTO They used to be called Business Revitalization Zones (BRZ) in Calgary. Today they’re...
Chicken Now Sports a Mask (Chicken on the Way)

Chicken Now Sports a Mask (Chicken on the Way)

Calgary Herald, April 25, 2020 The chicken statue outside the Chicken On The Way restaurant on Kensington Road and 14th Street N.W. now wears a face mask.   WHY DID THE CHICKEN WEAR A MASK? The giant sculpture of a chicken at the corner of Kensington Road and...
eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

Dear BRZ Members: The hard work of the past year advocating for changes to the residential/non-residential property tax ratio; for help to offset increases in non-residential taxes;  and for cuts to the municipal budget to reduce property taxes has delivered progress...