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Ten Local Businesses Awarded Commerical Facade Grants

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The City of Fort Wayne awarded Commercial Facade Grants to ten local businesses, amounting to an overall $250,000 investment from the City. The money from these grants will be used for repairs and maintenance on the exteriors of these ten properties.

The announcement was made at Hop River Brewing in downtown Fort Wayne, one of the properties to receive a grant. Hop River co-owner Ben Jackson says these grants are integral to being able to improve his business, and the city as well.

“The Facade Grants are invaluable to businesses like ours, and let’s us help continue the revitalization of downtown. I look forward to continuing our association and rebuilding downtown.”

Hop River will be using the grant money to replace damaged brick on the exterior of its building, and will also invest in aesthetic improvements around it.

The ten property owners also collectively contributed $765,000 as part of this year’s grants. The full list of recipients is below:

Nyla Jean Properties (1434-1436 Wells St.)
Hop River Brewing Company (1515 N. Harrison St.)
Shady Nook (2834 Parnell Ave.)
Media One (1530 Spy Run)
Oxford Community Association (1421 Oxford St.)
Saigon Restaurant (2006 S. Calhoun St.)
Jones Auto Repair (1701 S. Anthony Blvd.)
Reliable Cleaning (302 E. Wallace)
Fairfield Heights (2018-2030 Fairfield Ave.)
Apex Consulting (1313 Broadway)