The College Hill Partnership’s Featured Business of the Month for October is The Library, located at 2222 College Street. Open since 2004 and under the direction of Waterloo native Jeff Lantz since 2009, The Library is known for its Cheers-like atmosphere and loyal clientele. With reasonably-priced drinks, Music Bingo every Tuesday night, and excellent bar food (including $1 tacos every Monday), it’s no mystery why students and locals alike swear by it as one of their favorite spots. The Library has also been known to host live music on occasion, and gives patrons the opportunity to make their own with karaoke every Thursday. Stop into The Library and pull up a stool: Who knows? You might learn something.
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The College Hill Partnership is excited about all of the great things happening on the Hill! Stay up-to-date with the latest events, new businesses, and properties available for rent on the hill.
ABOUT COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP
Since 2009, the CHP has brought together businesses, landlords, neighborhood residents, students, and the university to revitalize the College Hill neighborhood.
In just a few years, we have realized many improvements with the help of the city, including the new pedestrian-friendly streetscape with brick sidewalks, flower and tree plantings, and festive banners. To continue the improvements, we also now have a TIF (Tax Increment Finance) District in the Hill’s commercial area, which gives developers financial incentives, and will soon have in place a RID (Residential Improvement District), which gives residence owners (including landlords) tax breaks on major façade improvements.
The CHP provides support to the Hill’s best cultural traditions like the College Hill Arts Festival in July, the Neighborhood Picnic in August, and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. We’ve also begun new events like the Hill Yes! Auction in April, and festivals in Pettersen Plaza. Other cultural events have also emerged to fit the distinctive culture of the Hill, such as Mohair Pear’s successful Pear Fair D.I.Y Craft and Design Event and their Zombie Walk.
If you have ideas for making College Hill a better place to live, work, and play, let us know. We appreciate your participation and support.
– Andy Fuchtman, CHP President