Like many others it has struggled in difficult trading conditions for both sectors and is looking for ways to improve the environment to attract and retain customers.
The Busines Improvement District plan is useful, as instead of expecting others such as the council or government to do all the work and foot the bill, this involves the businesses contributing.
It can lever in public cash as well and it is always easier to get others to back a scheme if you put your money where your mouth is.
The pub, club and restaurant trade has grown in the non-pedestrianised section of the street in recent years, with some ventures faring better than others.
Improvements to give it a unique selling point and distinct character can help give the area a boost and help businesses market their product as part of a wider project.
With Buchanan Street capturing the retail custom in the city, the other main streets need to look to other sectors, and the night-time economy is the niche this stretch of the street has carved out.
If the businesses back the plan they can be on the road to making Sauchiehall Street famous and a "must-visit" destination around the world once again.