September, 2020 HDSA Newsletter
HDSA The Statement

Our mission is to promote, preserve and improve the downtown historic district as the heart and soul of the
City of Snohomish.
September, 2020 Newsletter

  • Snohomish Stores Outdoors
  • Summer Charm Walk 2020
  • Tweed Ride
  • Support HDSA - Amazon Smile
  • HDS Map & Directory

 HDSA Board of Directors

Ingrid Harten – President

Andy Gibbs – Vice President

Judi Ramsey – Secretary

Pam James – Treasurer

Fred Gibbs

Karen Smith

Kelli Toomey

Terry Schuler -
Executive Director

We’re Here For You!

P.O. Box 1192
Snohomish, WA 98092
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

Snohomish is open for business! Visit our website and filter by business type to find business contact and operation info.
Help support HDSA and all you need to do is shop!
Here's how to shop AmazonSmile ...
  1. Sign in with your credentials.
  2. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations.
  3. Select – Historic Downtown Snohomish Association and shop away
Fred Meyer Community Rewards too!

This program makes fundraising easy by donating to HDSA based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to HDSA, all you have to do is shop at Fred Meyer and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Here’s how it works: 

  1. Create a digital account. to participate in Fred Meyer Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward HDSA.
  2. Enter Historic Downtown Snohomish Association.

It's that easy!
How creative ideas and innovation are assisting Small Businesses in this age of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the use of indoor dining room space, the Snohomish City Council passed an ordinance for our restaurants and bars to add more table seating outside. The outdoor seating will occur in Historic Downtown District on Friday, July 31st through Monday, September 7th 2020.

This ordinance will temporarily allow bars and restaurants to add outdoor dining space in the public right-of-way. 

Two concerns arose at the City Council meeting, one being the assurance that the City comply with the ADA regulations and assure that those who have disabilities are able to have access into and through those areas.

The other issue is open containers in the public right-of-way – particularly in the parklet model. “Alcohol will be served in this area, as an extension of their current liquor license”, said Wendy Poischbeg, Economic Development and Communications Manager City of Snohomish. She continued to say “The barrier fencing is 42” high as required by law. Each restaurant needs to let the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board know their outdoor plans”

Parking Space Dining

Starting on Friday, July 31st through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) on 1st Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, the parking stalls are used to provide outdoor seating for the restaurants.
Volunteering and its surprising benefits!

In its efforts to implement the Main Street approach to organizational structure and management, the HDSA has four committees: Organization, Design, Economic Vitality and Promotion. These four committees form the basis for the Main Street Four-Point Approach which is a time-tested, holistic approach to historic downtown revitalization efforts nationwide.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these Committees, please reach out to Terry Schuler.
Snohomish Stores Outdoors
Labor Day Weekend | September 4 - 6, 2020
We invite you to join us for Snohomish Stores Outdoors, an open-air Labor Day Weekend Celebration where the award-winning shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Snohomish will be outdoors. That's right! Our fabulous retailers are coming out onto the sidewalks to welcome you!

Downtown Snohomish sidewalks will turn into a smorgasbord of tasty delights, antiques, home furnishings, and hard-to-find, one-of-a- kind clothing items. Saunter through the Historic District and be tempted over and over again by delectable al fresco offerings from our merchants. Sit and rest under an umbrella, sip a new local wine, visit with old friends, or people watch as you enjoy a meal together. Restaurants and Wine Bars will be serving their most innovative and popular menu items outdoors. Walk off your indulgences and stimulate your creative self while browsing around antiques and rummaging through treasures at our artisan shops. Start your holiday shopping list if you are so inclined. 

This open-air approach was developed as Snohomish County transitioned to Phase 2 of COVID regulations. Permits allowing restaurant diners outside will be in place until Monday, September 7. Do not forget your mask or even better buy a unique new one in town. Masks are mandatory for all indoor spaces per Phase 2 regulations. If you are looking for a certain store or restaurant's hours of operation, go to the HDSA website and click the link to 'Our Businesses'. We look forward to seeing you this Labor Day Weekend! 

The Snohomish Summer Charm Walk is ending!
The Snohomish Tweed Ride 2020
Fancy a socially distanced unique cycling event? Join us for the Snohomish Tweed Ride 2020 on Sept 19th! Grab a friend, the spouse, your next door neighbor and sport your finest period garb on a bicycle jaunt through the Snohomish countryside. Pause for a picnic lunch downtown (bring your own), and enjoy tea and sweets (our treat!)
This picturesque ride sets off from the historic Machias Depot at Machias Centennial Trailhead, and follows along the Centennial Trail. You will check in between 10 and 11 at the Machias Trailhead and riders continue on into town in their own groups. Each Tweed Rider receives a swag bag with a voucher, map and the beginnings of the cool swag that is part of this event.

Replenish and refresh in Snohomish with a spot o' tea (our treat!), and your own picnic lunch. Tea will be provided in a socially distanced "tea time" with vouchers to your choice of locations: Proper Joe's Coffeehouse, Snohomish Bakery at First and Union, Piccadilly Circus or Looking Glass Coffee. These can be redeemed for a hot drink and a pastry. While in Snohomish, the map in your swag bag will lead you to the locations of the sponsors who will provide the remainder of your swag.

Don't miss the photo-op setup for individual photos. We much appreciate Victorian, Edwardian, War Era and even Steampunk stylings. (No lycra, jeans or modern garb for this event please!) Don't miss watching a clip from a previous year's Tweed Ride, "A Grand Day Out".

Tickets available on
Upcoming Events in October

Zombie Virtual Run - the month of October. $20.00 ticket includes a finishing medal. Proceeds will go to the Snohomish Food Bank and HDSA - more information coming!

Upcoming Event in December

Chase the Grinch Fun Run - Saturday, Dec. 19-24
Chase the Grinch Out of Snohomish - a semi-virtual running event with both 5K and 10K routes that course through downtown Snohomish/Centennial Trail. Participate from Dec. 19th to the 24th. All participants receive a finisher medal and Holiday buff (gaiter). More information coming!
We have hand sanitizer, face masks and social distancing to keep us all safe!
The Snohomish Map and Directory!

This map & directory represents hours of computer research, thank you Google, miles of walking and re=walking our streets, to assure that every building, business, service, ATM and city park was accounted for. Our goal is for the Historic Downtown District visitors to find you, shop, visit and share a meal in our town with the hope that they enjoy their time with us and return often. Please let us know of any corrections.

Such an undertaking! Maps are now in the 3 kiosks on 1st Street! And, look for the QR Code on merchants windows. You can use your smartphone camera to grab the QR Code and you can download a .pdf of the map.
HDSA Explore More:
      Historic Downtown Snohomish