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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

2019 Shop Local Saturday • November 30

Shop Local Saturday provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking folks that are creating jobs, fueling the economy, enriching our lives, supporting local organizations and preserving our unique culture in San Rafael. By shopping local and small, and by using local services, the majority of your money stays within our own community.…

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2019 Annual Meeting/Report

Download 2019 BID Annual Report

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Meet Your Neighbor: Salon B

886 4th Street, San Rafael

Owners: Bishlam and Amy Bullock

What’s the hardest lesson you learned in starting a business?

To not run my business all the time. It’s hard to take my hands off the wheel sometimes, and let it evolve the way it wants to. The business will tell you what it needs…

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Meet Your Neighbors

Introducing a new feature, where you’ll find the stories of members of the Downtown San Rafael business neighborhood.

Owner, San Rafael's Salon B, Bishlam Bullock

Meet Your Neighbor: Salon B

September 12, 2019

886 4th Street, San Rafael

Owners: Bishlam and Amy Bullock

What’s the hardest lesson you learned in starting a business?

To not run my business all the time. It’s hard to take my hands off the wheel sometimes, and let it evolve the way it wants to. The business will tell you what it needs…

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Watch the Downtown San Rafael BID website for member interviews. If you’d like to be featured or suggest someone else, please contact Sharon at folkart@thefolkartgallery.com

It’s easy to get highlighted. We’ll interview you, take some photos or use yours, and share your story on our website for all to see. We’ll get to know one another better and the writeups will become a lasting and growing piece of our community.

Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends

Free-Parking-Map

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.

Second Fridays Art Walk, Farmer's Market, Sidewalk Sales, Brew & Wine Crawl, Small Business Saturday, Parade of Lights & more.
Parking meters, garages and lots. Employee & Resident Parking. Monthly Permits, Frequent Parker Cards, Parking Apps & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Smart Train & Public Transit.
Our Mission. Meet the Staff, Board of Directors and find meeting agendas and minutes. Get involved.

Past Events & Downtown News

Trick or Treat on 4th Street: Saturday, October 26 • 1–3pm

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West End Village Celebration: Sunday, November 3, 2019 • 11–7

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Meet Your Neighbors: Rebound Bookstore

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Member Mixer Thursday, June 27 at Bogie’s Too from 5:30-7:30pm

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The 1st Annual Downtown San Rafael Hops and Vines Stroll

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Sat. August 24, 11am-5pm

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Annual Member Meeting/BID Mixer Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Istanbul Rug

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Panel Q&A / Beautification Report

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BID Mixer on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at T&B Sports

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Clean & Green Day

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Spring Sidewalk Sale – Sat. April 13, 11am-5pm

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2019 May Madness Scheduled for May 11, 2019

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West End Pilot Lighting Project

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Dressing Up Empty Store Windows

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Shop Small / Shop Local

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Parade of Lights • Friday, November 23rd

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Saturday, August 18, 10am-6pm

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Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday, November 24 • 10–6

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BID Mixer and Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 1

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 30+ BID Members joined the fun at Iron Springs Mixer 6/20

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Parking Director speaking at Iron Springs Mixer – June 20th 5:30

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May Madness 30th Annual Classic Car Show and Parade

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Downtown’s 4th Street Bank of Marin to Host Chamber of Commerce Mixer

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McRoskey Mattress Co. Opening Pop Up Store in Downtown San Rafael

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Terri Abelar of San Rafael’s Aging Solutions wins Latino Business Leadership Award

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November 30th

Downtown San Rafael

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November 27th

Downtown San Rafael

Discover bargains, treasures, experiences gift cards and FUN at our annual Shop Local Saturday event, Nov. 30th (DowntownSanRafael.org) and all through the season.

Honor and celebrate our hardworking Downtown business folks throughout the season and always. They create jobs, fuel the economy, enrich our lives, support local organizations and preserve our unique culture in San Rafael

By shopping local and small, and by using local services, the majority of your money stays within our own community. Throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael’s small local businesses and entrepreneurs in our many unique and varied shops and restaurants, both Downtown and in the West End Village.

"Dine small’ by enjoying dinner out or grabbing a coffee at a cafe or a drink at a local taproom or brewpub. Relax and pamper yourself in our many health, beauty, holistic and timesaving service businesses.

Enjoy FREE 3-HOUR PARKING in all City Lots and Garages from Nov. 30 - Dec. 31
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Discover bargains, treasures, experiences gift cards and FUN at our annual Shop Local Saturday event, Nov. 30th (DowntownSanRafael.org) and all through the season.

 Honor and celebrate our hardworking Downtown business folks throughout the season and always. They create jobs, fuel the economy, enrich our lives, support local organizations and preserve our unique culture in San Rafael

By shopping local and small, and by using local services, the majority of your money stays within our own community. Throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael’s small local businesses and entrepreneurs in our many unique and varied shops and restaurants, both Downtown and in the West End Village.

Dine small’ by enjoying dinner out or grabbing a coffee at a cafe or a drink at a local taproom or brewpub. Relax and pamper yourself in our many health, beauty, holistic and timesaving service businesses.

Enjoy FREE 3-HOUR PARKING in all City Lots and Garages from Nov. 30 - Dec. 31

November 15th

Downtown San Rafael

Earlier this month we had the West End Village Celebration and it was such a fun filled day! Thank you to everyone who joined us. West End Village Celebration

WEVC was a great success with kids activities by local non-profits, an art gallery, great food, live music on stage all day & the Luchadores. Thanks to ALL of our sponsors, especially to Pond Farm and Iron Springs Breweries who donated great craft beers and to Mike's Bikes for the Public Bike Raffle.

Huge thanks to producers:
Adam Violante, Pint Size Lounge
Jaime Ortiz, BID President
Brian Auger, SR Events Coordinator

Special thanks to all of our volunteers especially the BID Board Members who volunteered their time for the whole day, from set-up to tear down:
Jaime Ortiz, Bank of Marin
Erika Bowker, Pleasures of the Heart
Jeff Brusati, T & B Sports
Adam Dawson, Mike's Bikes
Eda Lochte, BID
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November 14th

Downtown San Rafael

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