Wednesday, May 09, 2012
4 H Street Businesses Get $85k Grants
Euro Style is among the grant recipients
Four businesses along H Street recently applied for and received $85,000 grants from the District government.
Those businesses are:
AtlasVet (1326 H Street): AtlasVet is a full service vet clinic offering primary care services. The will use the grant funds to improve their retail offerings.
DC Conscious Cafe (1413 H Street): DC Conscious Cafe will be a restaurant and community gathering place with live entertainment. Apparently they will also have a full floor of retail. DCCC will use the money to open up its floor plan, as well as to improve its facade.
Euro Style (1342 H Street): Sells men and women's clothing with a European aesthetic. Owner Mo Abdi will use the money to improve the facade, build out for additional retail storage, and upgrade his building's HVAC system.
The fourth recipient is actually H Street Main Street. The group plans to spend the money on retail focus groups along the corridor, and to fund a retail summit.
The grant program was created by the H Street NE Retail Priority Area Incentive Act of 2010. The program’s two proposed phases were administered by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Second-round awardees were selected out of a pool of 10 applicants who submitted applications for the grants by the January 4, 2012 deadline. First-round awards were announced on January 10, 2012. A third round of funding will soon be announced for this program.