As the weather warms and students leave for home, some businesses in College Park are adjusting operations to mitigate a dip in business during the summer months.
Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater told Patch last month that the city would like to try other strategies, like temporary art projects in some of the vacant storefronts, and monthly downtown events during the summer. And the city recently unveiled a giant chess set that can be borrowed for free from City Hall and used with the sidewalk grid at Knox Road and U.S. Route 1, to attract more activity to that area.
What sort of tactics do you think local businesses and the city can use to combat the summer lull and absence of students? Tell us your ideas in the comments.