The new chair of Belleville’s Downtown Improvement area says the key to bringing back the village’s glory days is filling its vacancies.
Speaking to Quinte News after being elected as the DBIA’s new chair, Dwayne Barratt says it’s going to take some strong partnerships with the city and other local groups to bring new business downtown.
Barratt is also looking forward to the completion of phase three of the revitalization program from Bridge Street to Dundas, but says it will pose a few more challenges for business owners until it’s finished.
Barratt was elected chair at the BDIA meeting this past Wednesday.
Paul Dinkel of Dinkel’s Restaurant will move into the seat of Vice-Chair, while realtor Jamie Troke is the new Treasurer.