This is the second in a series of quarterly updates from The Larchmont Village BID. Part One was published in January, 2014. Here, we’ll elaborate on the BID’s work to maintain our Village and its unique charm and sense of community.
The Larchmont Village Business Improvement District (LVBID) has done some spring cleaning. We’ve hung brightly colored banners, featuring our iconic boulevard clock, on light posts. These help to better identify our village and add a splash of color amidst the ficus leaves and shop awnings. We are getting a recurring permit so they’ll hang permanently except when switched with our holiday lights each winter or for upcoming events on the Boulevard.
On the street level, we’ve replaced the concrete trashcans with 13 Big Belly solar-powered trash and five recycling compacting containers. As reported earlier in the Larchmont Buzz, Councilmember Tom LaBonge’s office provided the LVBID with a generous grant to implement a pilot program of these containers in November 2013, introducing recycling to the boulevard. They were so well received over the last five months that we’re adding them as a permanent fixture. We’re thrilled with their aesthetic, environmental impact and efficiency; they hold so much more trash and recycling! In the spirit of community and recycling, the LVBID arranged for the newly formed Melrose BID (on Melrose between Fairfax and Highland) to haul away the old trash containers for use in their BID. The cans were generously donated to the Melrose BID by the Larchmont Boulevard Association.
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