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Covid Grant Winners addressesThe City of Norfolk’s Department of Economic Development offered its businesses a grant product to assist them with resuming and/or restructuring their business operations in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic effects. Funds are going to be used for specific overhead expenses that are needed to support the pivoting of the business model or any needed supplies to operate in a post pandemic environment. Grant funds were available to small, for profit businesses, that are physically located in the City of Norfolk. This product was designed to be ideal for restaurants, local retail, and small business owners primarily serving the City of Norfolk and the general Hampton Roads region. Lastly, it prioritized Low-to-Moderate income business owners, businesses located and/or serving a low-to-moderate income area, and businesses providing products or services that respond to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Here are the 19 businesses that were awarded the grant from both rounds and what they do:

  1. Toast, on 2406 Colonial Avenue, is a bar/restaurant
  2. Naro Cinema, on 1507 Colley Ave
  3. Ez-Inn, on 2727 Azalea Garden Road, is a full-service restaurant bar and grill
  4. Razzo, on 1650 W Little Creek Rd, is an Italian restaurant
  5. AMC911 – Atlas Master Companies, on 5552 Raby Road, is a foundation and waterproofing repair company
  6. Smartmouth Brewing Co., on 1309 Raleigh Ave, is a local brewery
  7. Little Creek Family Dental, on 1011 W. Little Creek Road, is a dental office
  8. Taste of Chicago, on 2200 Colonial Avenue, is a family owned Mexican restaurant and is SWaM certified
  9. Handsome Biscuit, 2511 Colonial Avenue, is a fast-casual restaurant
  10. Senses Vegan Comfort Food, on 2500 Church Street, is a vegan restaurant that specializes in southern cuisine
  11. Nurturing Minds of Value, on 3247 Dunkirk Ave, is a licensed family day home and childcare and is SWaM certified
  12. D’Egg, on 204 East Main Street, is a neighborhood restaurant that serves mainly breakfast and lunch
  13. Amediate, LLC, on 500 E. Plume Street, is a leadership development, training, and EEO compliance training business and is SWaM certified
  14. Ocean View Arts, on 209 W Ocean View Ave, provides art classes to adults and older children
  15. Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, on 721 W 21St ST, is a full-service dine-in and take-out restaurant and is SWaM certified
  16. Mirus, on 2000 Colonial Ave, is a hair salon
  17. Serendip, on 2112 DeBree Ave., is a retail shop for home interiors, accessories, wedding registry, gifts, art, and apparel
  18. All Hands Pottery, on 164 S Military Highway, is a clay studio open to all ability levels specializing in small group and one-on-one classes, workshops, and open studio, and is SWaM certified
  19. D’Egg West, on 1170 Lexan Avenue, is a neighborhood restaurant that serves mainly breakfast and lunch