MCURC Helps 17 Neighborhood Businesses Through NBDSG Program

Through the City of Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District Support Grant (NBDSG) Program and a partnership with Homebase Cincinnati, the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (MCURC) was able to assist 17 neighborhood businesses this past summer.

Applications were open to all Madisonville-based small businesses. Businesses were given the option of applying for one of two types of grants: a façade improvement grant (up to $10,000) or an outdoor dining area improvement grant (up to $5,000). A total of $100,000 in grant funds was awarded to projects in Madisonville.

Recipients of a façade improvement grant included:

Beyond Exercise (5812 Madison Rd.): Exterior illuminated sign
Cincinnati Wood Collaborative (5918 Madison Rd.): Exterior blade sign
Milton’s Donuts (5810 Madison Rd.): Exterior illuminated sign
Ron D’s BBQ (6105 Madison Rd.): Window replacement, door replacement, body work, vinyl wrap/signage
Dial One Security (6114 Madison Rd.): Storefront doors
Lia’s Landscaping (6616 Madison Rd.): Facade repair, canopy repair and lighting, LED lighting, exterior light fixtures
Mad Cheese (5903 Bramble Rd.): Exterior sign
French Rendez-vous (6124 Madison Rd.): Storm door, pressure washing, exterior painting, light fixtures, mailbox
Stylish LeNese (4905 Whetsel Ave.): Exterior blade sign, vinyl graphics, refinish storefront door, window treatment
Praise Temple Community Church (5008 Whetsel Ave.): Windows
Bramble Supermarket (5915 Bramble Ave.): Storefront windows and frames

Recipients of an outdoor dining area improvement grant included:

Mom ‘n ‘em Coffee & Wine (4310 Whetsel Ave.): Outdoor furniture, planters, plantings, outdoor hose and hose reel
Whetsel Whip (4825 Whetsel Ave.): Picnic tables, umbrellas, trash/recycling receptacle, planter boxes, plantings
Bee’s Barbecue (5910 Chandler St.): Picnic tables, umbrellas, bases, sign repair
Mazunte Catering & Mercado (6126 Madison Rd.): Outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas, planters, plantings
Mazunte Taqueria (5207 Madison Rd.): Outdoor tables, chairs, canopy, planters, plantings
Red Sesame (4804 Whetsel Ave.): Picnic tables, umbrellas, bases, landscaping, bistro sets