Dutchtown Main Streets‘ Design Committee and the Dutchtown Community Improvement District want to help you spruce up your storefront! Businesses within the CID footprint can apply for grants of up to $500 for physical improvements to their street-facing façades. Our businesses’ front doors are the gateways to Dutchtown for many visitors, and an attractive entrance attracts economic activity and shows off the character of our neighborhood.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded CARES Act funds to St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) to make loans to businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19 or that are providing goods or services addressing problems caused by the pandemic.
The Wink!, a new shared-space retail incubator concept, opens this Saturday, August 14th. Join us in Downtown Dutchtown for a soft opening celebration! Arrive at 10am for a tarp drop reveal. The Wink! and other neighborhood businesses will be open until 6pm.
Missouri Main Street Connection is offering a number of grants available to Dutchtown businesses. These grants are funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilient local economies throughout Missouri.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri hosts a series of online seminars in May to help businesses build strengthen their business plans, apply for loans, and build relationships with banks. These one-hour sessions, presented via Zoom, are free to business owners and take place every Wednesday during the month. The classes are presented in partnership with the Urban League’s Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Administration.