Nearly 200 local businesses awarded $4.2 million in ARP grants

NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– Nearly 200 local businesses have been awarded a combined $4.2 million in local grant funding from the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County. 

The funds were allocated to the city and county through the American Rescue Plan Act. In turn, the local governments appointed the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to oversee grant applications and awards. 

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The chamber announced Wednesday the grants will help offset more than $65 million in lost revenue due to the pandemic. Awardees employ an estimated 3,700 people, according to the chamber. 

Grants were available to businesses in the retail, hospitality, and service sectors.

Of the 650 businesses that applied for the funding in July, 192 met all qualifications, according to the chamber. Wilmington is funding 86 companies with $1.9 million and the county is supporting 106 businesses with $2.3 million. 

More than two-thirds of grant awardee business owners are minorities, women, or veterans. On average, each business was awarded nearly $22,000.

Eligible for-profit businesses must have been independent, locally owned, and physically located in the county. One or more business owners must have been a county resident and the company should have more than one employee and been able to show financial hardship caused by the pandemic. 

View a full list of all businesses awarded grants below: 

  • 128 South Events & Catering
  • A Space to Call Home
  • Advanced Application Design, Inc.
  • Advanced Maintenance
  • After School Karate Academy
  • Airlie Homes
  • AMG Motor Sports
  • Andrew Consulting Engineers, PC
  • Apple Annie’s Bake Shop
  • Appliance Service Company
  • Aqua Fedora
  • AR Workshop
  • Archer’s Appliance Repair, LLC
  • Art in Bloom Gallery
  • ATB AUTO’S, LLC
  • Atlantic Computer Services
  • Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop
  • Barnes Family Dentistry
  • BAU Print and Mail Inc.
  • Best Rentals
  • Beth Bullard
  • Bike Cycles
  • Black Sea Grill
  • Blockade Runner Beach Resort
  • Blue Roll
  • BlueTone Media
  • Boathouse Restaurant
  • Boseman’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Breadsmith
  • BRIDGES
  • Brooklyn Arts Center
  • Broomtail Craft Brewery
  • Bryant Real Estate
  • Cape Fear Boil Company
  • Cape Fear Coach Lines, Seacoast Trolley
  • Cape Fear Smiles
  • Carolina Candy Company
  • Carolina Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Catch Restaurant
  • Ceviche’s
  • Checkers
  • Children’s Cottage of Wilmington
  • Chrystal Fray State Farm
  • Circa 1922
  • Citrus Cans
  • Clothes Mentor
  • Coastal Accounting
  • Coastal Golfaway
  • Coastal Massage & Spa
  • Comfort Inn University
  • Complete Renovation Solutions LLC
  • Cousins Italian Deli
  • Crossfire Paintball
  • Crown Hotel and Travel Management, LLC
  • CryoCove
  • D Thomas Roofing Co Inc
  • DANCE EXCHANGE INC
  • Dance Express Performing arts Studio
  • Daniels Tours
  • Dockside Restaurant
  • Dogwood Architecture
  • Double Happiness Restaurant (2 locations)
  • Down Island Traders
  • Dr. Coleman Burgess
  • Drift Coffee & Kitchen
  • Duck and Dive
  • Ebbing Branding + Design
  • ELIZABETH PIZZA INC
  • Five Star Cleaning Service, Inc
  • Flying Machine Brewing Company
  • Flytrap Brewing
  • Fudgeboat
  • Geo Owl LLC
  • Goodfellas Nitelife
  • Graphic Image Printing
  • Gymnastics Unlimited
  • Hampton Inn Medical Park Hotel
  • HANOVER COATINGS INC
  • Havana’s Restaurant
  • Helen Tarokic Law PLLC
  • Hey Beer Bottle Shop
  • High Performance Lighting & Power, Inc
  • High Tide Canvas and Upholstery
  • Hill & Klutch Studio
  • Hurricane Alleys
  • Ibiza Nightclub
  • Indochine Restaurant
  • Inner Solutions Counseling Center, PLLC
  • Innovations of Hope
  • Isaac’s Clothing Store
  • Islands Fresh Mex Grill
  • J. MICHAEL’S PHILLY DELI
  • Java Dog Coffee House
  • Jenkins Preschool Academy, LLC
  • Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill
  • Jester’s Cafe
  • Joe’s Oasis
  • Junction 421
  • Just Cut It Barbershop
  • Kale Me Crazy
  • Kendall’s Hallmark (2 locations)
  • KGAB, Inc.
  • Little Asia Bistro
  • Lula’s Pub
  • Matt Skelly Training
  • MEOW Investments
  • Michael’s On the Waterfront
  • MICI Inc dba Park Select
  • Might as Well
  • Mirror Image Barber and Styling
  • Modern Legend
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Moving It Forward
  • Nails Amour
  • New Hanover Printing & Publishing
  • NNR HOSPITALITY
  • Nori Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar
  • Nurses Choice
  • Old Books on Front
  • Once Upon a Child
  • Panacea Brewing Company
  • Patient Centered Care, PLLC
  • Patriot Roofing Company, LLC
  • Paul Vision Institute
  • Perry’s Emporium, Inc.
  • Physical Therapy for Women, Inc
  • Pizzeria IL Forno
  • Plato’s Closet
  • Port City Brew Bus
  • Port City Java
  • Pour Taproom
  • Pravda KGB
  • Protocol
  • Re-eco Design
  • RIGI INC
  • Ripxfit Fitness Studio
  • Rosalie’s Trattoria
  • Rountree Losee LLP
  • Salt Water Real Estate
  • Saltwater Salvage Designs
  • Sapos Cleaning
  • Savorez
  • Scooter’s Family Skating Center
  • Seacoast Systems, Inc.
  • Seagate Direct
  • Seagate Hair Studio
  • Seagrass Salon & Day Spa
  • SeaWitch
  • Service. Auto repair
  • Seven Mile Post Pub
  • Shannon Agee
  • Signarama
  • Slice of Life (4 locations)
  • Splash & Dash Coin Laundry
  • Stemmerman’s Inn
  • T and D Custom Fences and Deck, LLC
  • Tanglez Salon & Spa
  • Terra Sol Sanctuary
  • TF Fitness and Nutrition
  • The Brewer’s Kettle
  • The Copper Penny
  • The Fairy Circle LLC
  • The George on the Riverwalk
  • The Greeks
  • The Harp
  • THE HEMP FARMACY
  • The Ivy Cottage
  • The Mailbox Store
  • The Second Glass LLC
  • The Veggie Wagon (3 locations)
  • The Verandas
  • Thrill of the Hunt, Ltd
  • Tideline Surfaces
  • Tinyz Tavern
  • Tire Repair and Sales
  • Total Comfort Services, Inc.
  • True REST Float Spa
  • TW Lewis Electric, Inc.
  • Which Wich Mayfaire
  • Which Wich Pointe
  • Whitley Coleman, PLLC
  • Wilmington Bilingual Preschool
  • Wilmington Brewing Company
  • Wilmington Mental Health
  • Your CBD Store

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