Business Improvement District

The BID is managed by a not-for-profit organization, the Downtown Canandaigua Business Management Association (DCBMA), created to promote, beautify, and improve downtown for residents, property owners, merchants and visitors. Created more than 20 years ago, DCBMA is funded through a property tax assessment, contracted services agreement and fundraising events. The events and services that the association provides for Downtown Canandaigua have a big impact on the entire community by helping to attract new residents, new businesses and tourists to the area.

The physical boundaries of the Canandaigua BID include South Main Street from the railroad tracks at the north end to Antis Street at the south end and one-block east and west. The BID boasts an eclectic mix of more than 100 businesses from specialty shops to clothing to ethnic restaurants to service providers.

The BID Board consists of the following Directors:
Robin Alger – President
Stephen Cole – Vice President
Rick Brown – Secretary
Chris Keys – Treasurer
Jim Wolfe
Paul Harvey
Penelope Pankow
Matt Lloyd
Jeffrey Anthony
Pierre Heroux
Lou Loy

Denise Chaapel – Downtown Manager

Stop by the BID Office at 115 South Main Street, call us at 585-396-0300 or email us at .

We invite you to discover what’s in store for you in Downtown Canandaigua.



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    • Address:
    • 115 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
    • Telephone:
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