Aman Ali is reporting: New Rochelle may beautify storefronts
The City Council will vote on legislation tonight requiring landlords to cover empty storefronts with something more pleasing to the eye, such as artwork…The legislation, likely to pass, will require that street-level storefronts in the downtown that are vacant for more than 30 days be covered with “a graphically designed covering” or display art like paintings and sculptures. Both require the approval of the Municipal Art Commission.
Read the entire Journal News story here.
Sean Adams of WCBS 880 was in New Rochelle and reported on the storefront beautification proposal.
Cindy Perman of CNBC picked up the story: Make Those Empty Storefronts Pretty!
Meanwhile, in New Rochelle, NY, the town is getting ready to pass a law that is precisely the opposite: It wants to require landlords to cover up such empty storefronts with artwork or something more pleasing to the eye than a vacant window, the Journal News reports.
The New Rochelle City Government reads this site so…tell them what you think, is passing a law requiring commercial landlords to decorate the windows or empty storefronts a good idea?