Glens Falls BID Restores Downtown Benches

GLENS FALLS, NY — The Glens Falls Business Improvement District (BID) begins a project today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to repair and replace the park benches around downtown Glens Falls.

“The BID put the benches out in the first place and they were looking rough,” says BID Board President Daniel Burke. “We want Downtown looking its best, so we made it a priority to fix them up this year.” BID board member Tom O’Neill is overseeing the project, which has $15,000 budgeted.

Earlier this summer, Crandall Public Library added four benches to the sector of Crandall Park that is owned by Crandall Trust. They were graciously donated by the Leo Cox Beach Philanthropic Foundation.

The Glens Falls BID, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, with the mission of improving the economic environment and opportunities in downtown Glens Falls that enhance the value of property within the District and promote the quality of life. 

You’ll see a new logo and new website for the BID coming soon, as part of the BID’s efforts to improve communications. The BID meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. and all are invited to join. The conference call number is 518-418-1830.

Coverage in the August 13, 2020 Chronicle Newspaper:

Coverage in the August 12, 2020 Post-Star:

Glens Falls BID begins bench repair project