Over the month of March, 100 people answered our question about which Myrtle Avenue businesses should receive one of our Storefront Improvement Grants. Local residents in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill responded to the call and nominated eleven different businesses. (The chart above shows all businesses who received more than one nomination.)
Move with Grace Yoga Studio and Juice Bar received the most nomination, which bodes well as the business is set to expand this month when they open a second studio and dance space at 439 Myrtle Avenue. Following Move with Grace, are Jill Lindsey and Barking Brown clothing stores who are both looking to install new storefront signs.
Over the past decade, the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has awarded more than $72,000 to help spruce up the appearance of more than 60 storefronts. The goal of the grant program is to improve the physical appearance of the commercial district and assist businesses in maintaining a fresh look.
This year’s survey was created as a way for local residents to participate in the grant program by nominating businesses on Myrtle Avenue who they think could benefit or deserves the assistance of a storefront grant. BID staff will be contacting the nominated businesses to discuss their interest in the program, developing design ideas, and collect estimates for the cost of proposed storefront work.
To view past projects that received funding through the BID Storefront Improvement Program, click below: