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We build community and
advocate for members
The BID stands for downtown businesses
Supporting San Rafael's downtown is our only job
Our eclectic downtown is something to celebrate
Upcoming Events & Downtown News
Throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and encourage local friends and residents to “shop small” in both Downtown and the West End Village. We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite or a drink at a local eatery or brew pub or to relax…Read More
The BID and Downtown San Rafael Arts District have joined forces to showcase local artwork and dress up empty retail spaces. Please get in touch with our team to suggest additional locations. In our first project, artist Lynn Sondag created whimsical fall trees that blend beautifully with the surroundings. See her work at 1200 4th Street,at the corner…Read More
Downtown San Rafael Kicked Off the West End Pilot Lighting Project on 4th Street between G Street and Shaver at this year’s West End Village Celebration event on Sunday, November 4th. Downtown San Rafael has always been known for its charming lights, and now the West End will join the party with the overhead lights…Read More
Shop Small / Shop Local
Throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael's small businesses and entrepreneurs and encourage local friends and residents to "shop small” in both Downtown and the West End Village.
We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite or a drink at a local eatery or brew pub or to relax with our health, beauty and time-saving services.
By shopping local and small, and using local services, the majority of the money stays within our community.
Shop Small & Local provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking folks that are creating jobs, fueling the economy and enriching our lives, and preserving our unique culture in San Rafael.
The BID Annual Meeting was held on
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Generously hosted by Annie Bowman and Staff at Sunrise Home.
Members mingled with neighbors and Board Members and heard the BID Annual Report highlights as well as
Director of Homeless Planning, Andrew Henning, https://www.
City of San Rafael, Sgt. Carl Huber, Supervisor of the Downtown Foot Patrol, SRPD
Karen Strolia, Director Marin County Downtown Streets Team
Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends
Don't forget to tell your customers in person and through your social media and emails about the Free Parking on Saturdays and Sundays! FREE WEEKEND PARKING is in the A Street and C Street Garages, thanks to the Parking Department's pilot program. Let's keep it going by getting good participation! Win-Win.