On Thursday, June 21, will hold a one-day workshop entitled, "," for residents, existing business owners and aspiring business owners to discuss business development opportunities on Malcolm X Boulevard and how residents can best position themselves to be ahead of the curve as commerce and industry fast develops down Malcolm X Blvd.
However, before preparing for what’s to come, let’s take a look at the types of businesses that currently exist along the boulevard that could be improved.
For example, there are 14 hair salons and barber shops along Malcolm X Blvd, alone. Does this mean that this type of service is in high demand and should be maintained or increased? Or do you feel that there is an imbalance in the number of these businesses, compared to other types of businesses?
Also along Malcolm X are several deli bodegas and grocery stores, a few nail salons, cafes, several Chinese food take-outs, a few sit-down restaurants, a liquor store, two printing presses/notaries, a handful of clothing boutiques and a gas station.
Whether you are a current business owner, an aspiring business owner or just a shopper, as a community member, which types of businesses have you observed serve as a successful model that you would like to see more of? Conversely, which types of businesses are in need of improvement and/or you feel are in over-abundance?
As the area prepares for development, let’s share with Bridge Street Development Corporation and our wider community of developers where the Bed-Stuy weighs in on retail development along Malcolm X Boulevard!