East Side Business Improvement District
Executive Director Blog

Greetings from the Executive Director of the BID

Hello, I'm David Smulyan, and welcome to my blog!

I started this blog because I was looking for an informal platform to share information, ideas, and thoughts on happenings in and around the East Side BID neighborhood. If you have any comments or questions for me, please feel free to reach out!

June 03, 2024 | David Smulyan

Let's Welcome these New Businesses to the East Side

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to several new businesses that have opened their doors in the last few months. I'm also excited to announce a couple of other businesses that I know will be coming to the East Side.

May 18, 2024 | David Smulyan

It Takes a Team to Put on the Summer Soulstice Musical Festival

June 15th is only 4 weeks away… It’s hard to believe. My team and I have been preparing for this event since February. Putting on an event like this takes an unbelievable amount of time and energy. I’m fortunate to have a team of people helping me out.

May 11, 2024 | David Smulyan

Ivanhoe Plaza is Turning One Year Old

It is hard to believe but the Ivanhoe Plaza is just about to complete its first year in existence. The Plaza was established on May 25, 2023. The creation of this pedestrian zone in the neighborhood provides a safe gathering space for families and a venue for activities and events.

April 16, 2024 | David Smulyan

I can’t wait to unveil our new East Side BID website

The website we are currently using was created by Rockstar over ten years ago. When it was created, it was a leading-edge site, but as we all know, technology gets old pretty fast. It was clearly time for an upgrade. I’m so fortunate to work with Rockstar. The websites that they create are amazing!