LDNA – 06/26/17
Present – Carolyn Alphen, Corey Sciuto
Meeting starts – 7:05
Carolyn, motion to accept minutes. Corey seconds
Treasurer’s Report – $638.29
LPD Report – Quiet and typical month downtown and citywide, except the Vibe (former El Rincon), where there was a quadruple stabbing. Everyone survived, but someone was badly injured. All mutual combatants; none cooperative with police. License Commission will look into it.
Folk Festival – Henry Marchand, Tobi Marx, Cultural Affairs and Special Events. 31st Annual. Standard street closures and stages, etc. Downtown streets will close at 3 PM on Friday to help accommodate hard barriers.
Ted Lavash wonders if more attractions could be on the Shattuck/Palmer stretch of Middle Street to bring more people down by Ayer Lofts, etc (obviously this involves Enterprise Bank and the amplified music at St. Anne’s)
Tobi points out that increased Federal funding scrutiny has put a lot of limitations on any expansions to the festival that aren’t directly related to its mission.
Discussion around better ADA accessibility. Henri will look into it.
Fall Events – Tobi Marx
Millyard space near Appleton Mill is close to ready to be available. Made in Lowell will be piloting with food trucks. Many festivals beginning in September. Some examples at http://tlfwf.org/events, http://lowellkinetic.com/, and http://www.cultureiscool.org/lamf-overview
<<Discussion about parking access downtown>>
<<Discussion about retail and entertainment downtown>>
First floor of the Roy Garage is closed.
No July Meeting!
Meeting adjourns – 8:38