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April 2002 Edition

West Portal Avenue Association of San Francisco
236 West Portal Avenue, #313
San Francisco, CA 94127-1423
Voice: 415.566.3500
Fax: 415.826.2717
Email: westportalavenueassociation@yahoo.com

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February Beautification Donations
2002 WPAA Board of Directors
WPAA New Members
Historical Walk on West Portal Avenue

April 2002 Calendar
Important Dates to Remember
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Next General Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 2002
8:00 am
Location: San Francisco Church of Religious Science
280 Claremont @ Ulloa
Guest Speaker: Don M. Canady
Mayor's Office, Bad Check Enforcement Unit
Don will be discussing ways to protect your company from
bad checks and forgeries.
A very special thanks to Starbuck's Coffee for their generous support in donating coffee for our General Meetings. Thanks also to West Portal Antiques for pasteries! It is greatly appreciated!
Next Board Meeting: Thursday, April 18, 2002
8:00 am
Location: Bank of America
Conference Room

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Avenue Beautification Fund Contributors for March 2002.

The West Portal Avenue Association would like to thank the following for their contribution to the Avenue Beautification Fund for the month of March.

Round Table Pizza
Walter Adams Gallery
Frederic R. Warren, D.D.S.
Leonard M. Warren, D.D.S
Gerald M. Poppers, D.D.S.
L. Bruce Mebine, O. D.
Anne Rosenberg Realty
Mozzarella Di Bufala
Lary Schiller, D.D.S
Gregory Conte, D.M.D., M.S.

My name is Chris Dittenhafer and I would like to introduce myself as the President of the West Portal Avenue Association. My own experience as past president of the San Francisco Council of Merchants has allowed me to make many contacts within city government. I hope to utilize these contacts when we can to assist in our pursuits.

I am excited at the opportunity to work with my fellow business leaders to promote the Avenue and keep it the wonderful business corridor it is today. I encourage each of you to take part in the Association as your support is the strength by which we can all be successful. I will be working with a great Board of Directors to solve some of the issues we all face.

Mark your calendars for our artist's reception on April 19th. It will be a fun time to relax and chat with fellow merchants and artists.

As we all know, vacant properties are potential lost business for us all. Help us keep West Portal Avenue a vital retail district. Listed below are available commercial spaces in West Portal. If you are thinking of opening a new store or know another small business owner who is, please refer these spaces and help us keep West Portal brimming with business!!

124 West Portal Avenue
167 West Portal Avenue
183 West Portal Avenue
235 West Portal Avenue

April 19 - 21, 2002

West Portal will be hosting it’s Annual Spring Fair with the Pacific Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on the sidewalks of West Portal Avenue between Ulloa Street and 15th Avenue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 19, 20, and 21, 2002 from 9:00 am until 5:00pm. This is a free event to the public. There will be no street closure.
Merchants without valid (bureau of street use and mapping) permits shall not be allowed to display or sell merchandise on the public sidewalk. (DPW Section 183.5). Merchants interested in displaying on the public sidewalk should contact the Fair Producer, Dana Hale-Mournier, at 209.296.1195 or pfa@netwiz.net.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for sunny weather!!

There will be a reception for the Artist’s on the night of:

April 19, 2002
6:00 p.m
Wells Fargo Banka
145 West Portal Ave

Please come and mingle with your fellow merchants and the Artist’s who will bring their crafts to the Avenue.

We would like to thank once again those businesses who helped make our 2002 Installation Dinner a success.

Copperfield’s Stationery
West Portal Flower Company
Bocca Rotis

We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity.


Monthly contributions towards funding our West Portal Avenue private sidewalk maintenance and Avenue beautification: Sidewalk maintenance is a merchant issue not a Merchant Association issue and your contribution to this service would be greatly appreciated. Please download the contribution form and send it along with your monthly $10.00 contribution to:

West Portal Avenue Association
Avenue Beautification Fund
236 West Portal Avenue, #313
San Francisco, CA 94127-1423

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*** Next WPAA General Meeting ***
Thursday April 4 at 8:00am
San Francisco Church of Religious Science - 280 Claremont @ Ulloa
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First Produced: February 23, 2000
Last Updated: April 1, 2002
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