Antoinette Mobley, Program Manager for the Bayview Business Resource Center and one of the key liaisons between the city and local merchants (she jokingly called herself the First Lady of Bayview), said that the Mayor's office had done a much better job this year with outreach to the businesses and stakeholders in Bayview, which she said will result in more local involvement in the event. She also hoped the attention brought to the neighborhood by Sunday Streets would prompt the community to host other events in the streets throughout the year.
"Our overarching goal is to make it a real fun family day for the Bayview community," said Mobley. "The more activities on the corridor, the better. This could even turn into a kick-off for street festival here in the Bayview. We're one of the few, or maybe the only, corridors that doesn't do an annual street festival."
LaTanya Spears, owner of Trend Setters II, a women's apparel and style shop, said the primary benefit to her business will be advertising and outreach. "We've been open half a year and a lot of people are still coming in and saying, 'I didn't know this was here.' If you're driving by or riding the T-train, we kinda look closed, it's real dark in here."