Storefront Grant Program delivers
Thanks t ot he St orefront Grant Pr ogram, two mor e downtown properties are looking pristine. L ast week the program, spearheaded by t he Ec onomic Development T ask F orce, delivered on two g rants; one f or Wade’s Jewellery and t he other for the Navy League building.
This was the second ye ar for the ma tching g rant pr ogram and has made a diff erence with businesses in dow ntown and beyond ac cessing t he pr ogram to improve the curbside appeal of their buildings. It can be used to upgrade the windows, painting, door replacement, or making t he building handic apped accessible. W ade’s Je wellery adde d ne w signage and fresh paint working with local vendors.
The N avy L eague ha s b een very bus y upg rading t he a ppearance of their building. This included cle aning up t he y ard, as we ll a s adding ne w sig nage, and g reat ne w w indow c overings on t he second floor. There are five w indows c overed w ith silhouettes of memb ers of t he cadet corp.
The building is lo oking pr istine and it is just in time. The building, or iginally built a sa Memorial Hall following World War I will be celebrating its centennial next year.
The Navy League has been in the building for about 30 years.
(l-r) Doug Wade and Karie Drouin of Wade’s Jewellery accept a cheque from Summer Manca of the Economic Development Task Force from the Storefront Grant Program. for $1,556.63
Summer Manca of the Economic Development Task Force, left, presents a cheque for $3,000 to Dave Hanik President of the Navy League Storefront Grant Program. for the