Main Street Grants: Co-Op 78626, Rough and Ready, Gumbo’s
The Georgetown Main Street program recently presented checks for matching grants for new signs or building façade work at 78626 Co-op, Rough and Ready Antiques, and Gumbo’s restaurant. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area.
The Co-Op 78626 is a cooperative business space at 308 W. Eighth Street including The Shop at The Co-Op, which offers a variety of handmade clothing and accessory items, as well as a salon and workspaces (www.TheCoopTX.com). The Co-Op 78626 received a $1,400 check for a portion of the cost of building façade improvements. Pictured (left to right) in the photo are Marcy Urban, Jim Wilson, Faith Clark, David Kellerman, and Shelly Hargrove.
Rough and Ready Antiques at 602 S. Main Street has a wide variety of antiques and vintage items. Rough and Ready received a $3,570 check for a portion of the cost of painting the exterior of the building. Pictured (left to right) in the photo are Jim Wilson, Marcy Urban, Becky Sundbeck, Shelly Hargrove, and David Kellerman.
Gumbo’s restaurant at 701 S. Main Street offers Cajun and Creole cuisine as well as steaks and pastas. Gumbo’s received a $500 check for a portion of the cost of new signs. Pictured (left to right) in the photo are David Kellerman, Marcy Urban, Shuler Page, Matt Crader, Shelly Hargrove, and Jim Wilson.
The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund provides reimbursement grants to business owners in the historic downtown area for a portion of improvements made to building facades and new signs.
Sign matching grants are for up to $500 and façade matching grants are up to $10,000 for exterior work on a historic building.
Georgetown Main Street promotes historic preservation and economic development efforts in the historic downtown. Main Street is a program of the City of Georgetown Division of Downtown and Community Services. Learn more at mainstreet.georgetown.org.
Above is Rough and Ready Antiques, which received a grant for painting the exterior.
At right is Gumbo’s restaurant which received a grant for signs.