Board awards funds to 4 downtown Seguin businesses

Monday, April 02, 2018

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A group of downtown businesses will soon receive some needed upgrades.

The Main Street Advisory Board awarded four FIX-IT Facade grants to assist four downtown businesses with their improvement projects — totaling about $20,000 in funds — on Tuesday, Feb. 6 following city council approval at a recent meeting.

“The FIX-It Facade Grants have been one of the most effective tools encouraging rehabilitation of our downtown properties,” Main Street Advisory Director Kyle Kramm said during the meeting. “So we appreciate council being able to fund these grants.”

While the grants don’t fund an entire project, they do give some help.

The Aumont Hotel, 301 N. Austin St., is expected to receive $1,150 to help with the installation of a new awning and some painting. The grant will cover 50 percent of the project since the total cost is $2,300.

The Sleep Shop’s $11,105.97 grant, 104 N. Austin St., is $11,105.97 for the complete rebuilding of a storefront that will use an art deco design with new glass windows and plaster columns. The project cost is $33,321.25 and the grant will cover 33 percent.

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