Local Business Breakfast: Park Slope Fifth Ave BID + Townsquared

This week we attended a local business breakfast announcing a partnership between the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) and Townsquared at the amazing Park Slope restaurant Gristmill. Townsquared is an online platform supporting small businesses by providing access to knowledge, resources and networking opportunities. The BID is a non-profit made up of property owners, commercial tenants, local elected officials and residents who support and maintain the bustling commercial Fifth Avenue through business assistance initiatives and community events.

The event was fully packed and was a great opportunity to network, swap information and ideas, and share contacts with some amazing local small business owners. We met many interesting and cool people representing a wide variety of businesses: photographers, writers, web developers, fitness and wellness studio owners, real estate professionals, even the owner of one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood!

We had interesting and fun conversations, all while enjoying delicious food and coffee from Chef Jake Novick-Finder. He and his girlfriend Maria Espina opened the restaurant last year and have become an important part of the community. It was so wonderful of them to host this great community event. They were both in the kitchen working their magic on Gristmill signature garlic knots, maple French toast and other delicious stuff. Oh, did we mention mimosas? We will definitely be back for dinner soon!

We have already exchanged follow up emails with a few people we met at the breakfast and hoping to turn them into meaningful and lasting partnerships.


Thank you Townsquared and Park Slope Avenue BID for the great event!