Ninety-Plus Local Small Businesses Win State COVID Grants

HARRISBURG PA – More than 90 local small businesses across western Montgomery, eastern Berks, and northern Chester counties have been awarded a combined total of more than $1.76 million under Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance grant program, it announced Saturday (Oct. 24, 2020).

Grants for businesses hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those forced to close under state restrictions to stop virus spread or whose customers stopped patronizing them because they were unable or unwilling to leave their homes, totaled $225 million throughout the Commonwealth, according to Gov. Tom Wolf’s office. It launched the program back in June.

Federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding to the state covered the grant costs. Selecting the winners took time and paperwork, as the state Department of Community and Economic Development distributed funds to its Community Development Financial Institutions for their administration.

The money can be used to cover operating expenses during the shutdown and transitions to re-opening, and for technical assistance including training and guidance for business owners as they stabilize and relaunch their businesses.

Locally, many of those chosen for grants were operators of restaurants and bars (at top), fitness centers and gyms, child care centers, salons and beauty centers, and retail store and service providers.

Here’s the list of recipients compiled by The Post. All have either already received their awards, or have signed agreements for them, as of Saturday. Others may be added, state officials said, as the list is being updated weekly.

Pottstown, the Pottsgroves, and North Coventry:

  • Bause Catered Events Inc., Pottstown, $25,000;
  • Beneath The Skin Tattoo, Pottstown, $25,000;
  • Captured in Coventry, Pottstown, $20,000;
  • CJ Liongs Enterprise Inc., Pottstown, $40,000;
  • Coventry Cafe, Pottstown, $25,000;
  • Durango’s Saloon, Pottstown, $35,000;
  • D&J Nail LLC, Pottstown, $10,000;
  • Dotlen Academy, Pottstown, $25,000;
  • Family Cleaners II Inc., Pottstown, $20,000;
  • Frankie & Johnnies, Pottstown, $25,000;
  • Grumpy’s Sandwiches, Pottstown, $20,000;
  • Henley Elite Athlete Training, Pottstown, $20,000;
  • High Street Steaks, Pottstown, $5,000;
  • Monica Wince’s Family Child Care Home, Pottstown, $5,000;
  • New Image Nails & Tanning, Pottstown, $20,000;
  • Once Upon A Time Consignment Boutique, Pottstown, $5,000;
  • Pottstown Center King Buffet, Pottstown, $35,000;
  • Salon Settore, Pottstown, $20,000;
  • The Hair Rooms Inc, Pottstown, $20,000; and
  • Old Philadelphia Public House, Pottstown, $35,000.
  • Total, $417,000.

Royersford, Limerick, and Spring City:

  • Artemis Salon LLC, Royersford, $20,000;
  • Annamarie’s Place, Royersford, $25,000;
  • Choppers Hair Shop, Royersford, $5,000;
  • Clean Cut Lawn & Hardscaping, Royersford, $25,000;
  • Corefit LLC, Royersford, $25,000;
  • Erin’s Salon Etc., Royersford, $20,000;
  • Laura K Evak SLP LLC, Royersford, $10,000;
  • Massage Professionals LLC, Royersford, $5,000;
  • Velvet Luxe Salon, Royersford, $20,000;
  • ZenVillage Wellness, Royersford, $15,000;
  • Bright Beginnings Child Care Center, Limerick, $25,000;
  • No.1 Chinese Restaurant, Limerick, $20,000;
  • Spring-Ford Diner, Spring City, $50,000; and
  • Bella Pizzeria, Spring City, $35,000.
  • Total, $300,000.

Collegeville, Trappe, Schwenksville, and Harleysville:

  • Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine, Collegeville, $25,000;
  • Collegeville Yoga Bar, Collegeville, $10,000;
  • iLoveKickboxing.com, Collegeville, $20,000;
  • Ling’s China Jade LLC, Collegeville, $20,000;
  • Forno Antico Pizza Napolitana, Collegeville, $25,000;
  • S&B Event Concepts and Catering, Collegeville, $15,000;
  • Spinal Care Chiropractic and Joint Rehabilitation, Collegeville, $35,000;
  • Sunny Magic, Collegeville, $20,000;
  • The Nail House, Collegeville, $20,000;
  • The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville, $40,000;
  • Valley Forge Running Co., Collegeville, $35,000;
  • A’ La Carte Designs Inc., Trappe, $20,000;
  • BounceU of Collegeville, Trappe, $25,000;
  • Piccolo Boutique LLC, Trappe, $25,000;
  • Studio 29 Tattoo, Schwenksville, $10,000;
  • Beyond The Mirror Salon, Harleysville, $5,000;
  • Chantilly Floral Boutique, Harleysville, $40,000;
  • Drakas Family Chiropractic PC, Harleysville, $25,000;
  • Fancy Nails, Harleysville, $5,000;
  • The Lash Lounge, Harleysville, $5,000;
  • Skin Virtuosity LLC, Harleysville, $10,000;
  • Perky Joe’s Cafe, Harleysville, $20,000; and
  • The Good Shepherd Olive Wood, Harleysville, $5,000.
  • Total, $437,000.

Pennsburg and East Greenville:

  • KatieGirls Salon Studio, Pennsburg, $20,000;
  • Beef Jerky Outlet, Pennsburg, $25,000;
  • Mystery Motivation, East Greenville, $5,000; and
  • The Globe Inn, East Greenville, $20,000.
  • Total, $70,000.

Gilbertsville and Boyertown:

  • Anytime Fitness, Gilbertsville, $25,000
  • Little Faces Childcare LLC, Gilbertsville, $25,000
  • Passion Nail Inc., Gilbertsville, $20,000
  • Angello’s Barber Shop, Boyertown, $5,000
  • Boyertown Children’s Center, Boyertown, $35,000
  • Boyertown Eye Care, Boyertown, $35,000
  • Total, $145,000.

Bally, Birdsboro, and Douglassville:

  • Main Street Pub, Bally, $35,000;
  • The Angry Anvil, Birdsboro, $35,000;
  • Shades of Green, Birdsboro, $20,000; and
  • Corner House Farm, Douglassville, $5,000.
  • Total, $95,000.

Mont Clare, Oaks, and Phoenixville:

  • Lighten Your Path, Mont Clare, $5,000
  • Snyder Family Chiropractic, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Tai Chi Gifts & Health Center, Phoenixville, $15,000
  • Blue Label Mens Grooming, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Cameron Peters Floral Design, Phoenixville, $10,000
  • Charlotte Thomas Salon LLC, Phoenixville, $35,000
  • Crowded Castle Brewing Company, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • Nui Nui Kitchen, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • Ethan Nail & Spa, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Only Results Fitness, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • Le Buzz, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • Kimberton Nails, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Level Seven Salon, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • LuLu Boutique & Gifterie, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Lush Nail Bar, Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Pressure Perfect Massage, Phoenixville, $5,000
  • Stride Studio, Phoenixville, $50,000
  • TC House of Style, Phoenixville, $5,000
  • Phoenixville House of Jerky, Phoenixville, $10,000
  • Tre Nail Bar LLC, Phoenixville, $25,000
  • Visions Family Eye Care P.C., Phoenixville, $20,000
  • Visual Edge LLC, Phoenixville, $20,000.
  • Total, $445,000.

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