Over 50 small business owners on Elmwood Avenue have formed the Elmwood Strip Merchants Group.
Their first event will be a three-day Octoberfest running Oct. 12-14, with family-friendly activities and live entertainment. Free parking will be offered at Gallagher Ramp on Oct. 13, with a shuttle from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. sponsored by Council Member Joel Feroleto.
In addition, a mural will go up on the side of the Poster Art building at the southeast corner of 1055 Elmwood and Bird avenues that's expected to be completed by Octoberfest weekend.
"It is really exciting to see so much positive energy collecting on Elmwood Avenue," said Ashley Smith, executive director of the Elmwood Village Association. "This has been a long time coming, and it's really great to see everybody coming together."