Mitchell Street Days in the horizon, according to Gutiérrez.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 27, 2014
Milwaukee, WI - Rudy Gutiérrez, the current president of the Board of Directors for the West Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID) #4 told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), that he would like to see the area revitalized with economic growth along Mitchell Street. One of many projects planned to accomplish his goal is to propose the Mitchell Street Days, which could add several activities per month to attract a steady flow of shoppers to the area.
This weekend, the Historic Mitchell Street Sun Fair will take place on May 30, 31 and June 1 along the strip from S. 7th Street to S. 11th Street. It has been a yearly event for the last two years and Gutiérrez says, it's time to reevaluate the Sun Fair event that includes, beer sales, food and carnaval rides.
Last year, the BID made just enough revenue to pay for the Sun Fair costs and this year, the three year contract expires with the carnaval rides company. The Sun Fair's future is uncertain and depends on the revenue generated on this upcoming weekend to determine its future on Mitchell Street.
Today, Gutiérrez wants to focus on additional events that can attract more business to Mitchell Street depending on available funding.
He was selected as BID #4 president of the Board in February and is working to get more business owners to join the BID. Currently there are five vacancies on the Board.
Gutiérrez is the current Bank Manager and Assistant Vice-President of the US Bank on West Mitchell St. He is also a Board member for La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha.