City of Fort St. John provides funding to revamp downtown business signage

James Dunn

The City of Fort St. John is helping downtown businesses looks wise by helping them pay for new signage.

Businesses within the Downtown Development Area can now apply for up to half of the cost of new signage and other exterior improvements to a maximum of $5,000

However, if you are on a corner lot, that doubles to $10,000 for two sides.

The city is hoping this will boost economic activity in the area and help attract more business downtown.

The Whole Wheat & Honey Cafe is one of those corner lots that have already applied for the grant.

Owner Devrey Crossley says this should get more patrons through the door.

"Fort St. John is a very transient community and that brings people in and out. You know our sign kind of blends into our building right now. So it doesn't necessarily scream out to anyone that's new to town. They might not even notice us."

Applications for the grant ends April 30th. 

You can head to the City of Fort St John's website to check if your business qualifies.

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