Housing and Renovation Fair and Tour

If you have a home related business, here is an opportunity to promote it to the community and potential customers. Also if you have a restaurant or beverage outlet, you too can participate. See details below. Deadline to participate is near. Lynn McLean–Member MCNO Economic Development Committee

Monday, April 28, 2008
Contact housing@mcno.org

Mid-City Neighborhood to Hold
Housing and Renovation Fair and Tour

May 18, 11-4pm
New Orleans, Louisiana On Sunday, May 18, from 11-4pm, a Spring Housing and Renovation Fair and Tour will take place in the Mid City Neighborhood. The tour, designed to promote the Mid City Neighborhood as an attractive place to become a homeowner, will have numerous stops hosting special events, informational activities, and instructional demonstrations. Visitors will be able to pick up maps of all tour locations at participating destinations.
The Mid City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO), which is helping to coordinate the event, is currently seeking companies and individuals to participate. The only requirements for application are that participants must either live or have a business in Mid-City and the activity or information offered must be home-related. Restaurants or beverage outlets that wish to offer a related special that day can also receive mention on the map.
Companies outside Mid-City that do a substantial portion of their work in the area will be considered as well. However, participation is limited and all applicants may not be accepted.
If participants have a location where they can hold some sort of event, they will be included on the map. If they wish to provide information only, they can bring a table and set up at one the stops on the tour or optionally, have their name and address listed in a vendor directory.
Types of events/participants sought include:

  • Open houses of ready-to-sell properties;
  • Individuals or companies who are engaged in renovations of historic homes and would let visitors see what a “renovation in progress” looks like;
  • Craftsmen and other construction professionals who talk about or demonstrate their trades. Craftsmen with knowledge of the historic building trades are especially welcome;
  • Companies that sell building materials or build/manufacture homes with an historic flavor.

Participants are not required to serve refreshments or give away prizes, but these types of value-added activities will increase visitorship.
The Preservation Resource Center, MCNO, Domain Companies, and numerous housing-related professionals have already committed to participate. If you are interested in participating, please email housing@mcno.org as soon as possible, as the remaining available tour stops should fill this week.

About The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO)

MCNO is dedicated to making its neighborhood a rewarding place to live, work and raise a family. For more information about MCNO, including additional community-oriented events and membership information, please visit www.mcno.org.

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