Thank you to all those who attended! In case you missed it, you can view our Downtown Foreword from April 26 right here. Downtown Foreword is a series of upfront discussions about the future of Downtown and is presented by Downtown SLO. In this Foreword, local Downtowners Jules DuRocher (Jules D. men’s shop), Pat Arnold (Covelop) and Matt Maxwell (founder of BoltAbout and Polymax, LLC. and Cal Poly Business Student) discuss why they elected to face down adversity of starting a business or development in Downtown SLO. Challenges like transportation, premium rents, permitting fees and conforming to standards in an urban core can be daunting but the panelists share what inspired them to overcome the struggle and build thriving businesses that benefit the community as a whole. Panelists also field questions from the community audience and discuss hot topic issues from break out groups (not filmed).