Grants awarded for Main Street business improvements

Bill Nachman - Posted on Oct 23, 2013 - 01:56 PM

The Main Street Preservation Trust recently awarded approximately $40,000 in grants for interior improvements along Main Street in Gloucester.

Businesses selected for the grants are:

—Yolanda’s, reimbursement of $9,200 for carpet, lighting, painting and other improvements;

—Smith’s Florist, $5,796 to replace the existing carpet with porcelain tiles and repair overhead lighting;

—Olivia’s Restaurant, grant of $7,787.80 for improvements to the back room with new flooring, door and sheetrock for walls and ceiling, and improvements in a restroom and the food prep area;

—Ricky Wiatt, property owner of the old Courthouse Barber Shop building next to Gloucester Arts on Main, was awarded $9,200 for improvements to the building’s upper story including new porcelain tiles, lighting repair, interior painting and merchandising; and,

—New store, formerly Buttons n’ Bows, $7,774 grant for tile, overhead lighting and other improvements.