I like the boardwalk lights. I like how our city is extending them to Park Avenue. Beech Street has some nice holiday lights of their own. Yes, this all looks nice and festive, but is it enough to draw people outside of Long Beach to come down here and shop for the holiday season?
Last year I suggested this idea of having a makeshift outdoor skating rink in Kennedy Plaza: charge for skate rentals, skating, hot cocoa, coffee, snacks, have live music, etc. It would be a completely different vibe than trying to get people to go to our ice arena, which is nowhere near our downtown. This could be so much fun and make Long Beach a winter destination.
Nobody like that idea. Does anybody have any other ones? Does the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce have some tricks up their sleeves?
I know some of you have that ‘no tourist’ attitude, but we do have local businesses who could really use the business.