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What do you want from Downtown Astoria?

Mon, Mar 28, 2011

Have you been yearning for someone to ask you why you do (or don’t) shop in downtown Astoria? Do you have ideas and opinions you think would be useful to downtown leadership? Now is your chance to weigh in on the subject.

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association has launched a brief survey to gain an understanding of the factors that affect the experience of local shoppers. Tiffany Estes, ADHDA president, said downtown business owners are excited about hearing from the community.

“Through ADHDA, our business owners have really come together over the last year. They are looking forward to hearing what consumers want and need from downtown Astoria. They are ready to hear from the people who live and work here,” Estes said.

Students from Clatsop Community College’s Principles of Marketing class, under the instruction of Tommie Redwine, assisted the ADHDA’s Business Development Committee in the development of the survey.

“We are so appreciative,” said Blaire Buergler, ADHDA’s downtown coordinator. “The students were totally engaged, asked great questions, provided very useful input, and have offered to help distribute and compile the survey.”

Buergler works for ADHDA through the grant-supported Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program.

ADHDA would appreciate your honest answers to a few questions. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Individual results will be confidential; the compiled information will be made available to the public.

For those comfortable completing an online version of the ADHDA survey please use this link, Online surveys must be completed by Friday, April 8.

Printed versions of the survey are available at the Astoria Library and the Astoria Aquatic Center. Printed surveys should be returned to the ADHDA office in the Spexarth Building (818 Commercial Street, Suite 306) by Friday, April 8 or mailed to ADHDA at PO Box 261 Astoria, OR 97103. Surveys must be postmarked by April 8.

If you have any questions, contact Downtown Coordinator Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or

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