Downtown South Bend companies acquiring grants for exterior renovations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Some organizations in downtown South Bend are getting a facelift.

Fourteen businesses were chosen for the “DTSB Exterior Improvement Grant.” The Town of South Bend is supplying absent a total of $236,000.

The concept this 12 months is “exterior activation.”

For instance,

  • Lasalle Grill is incorporating an out of doors patio with long-lasting heaters,
  • Ali on the Boulevard will re-do it is home windows and lighting to make the room glimpse extra interesting, and
  • South Bend Chocolate Cafe desires to place a roof-top deck near the ice cream and dessert facet of the building.

“It’s genuinely going to transform the appear and experience of our downtown. We have been doing these grants for decades and just about every job has actually transformed that area. This is just so lots of extra assignments than we have ever carried out prior to, so it is genuinely likely to be remarkable to see these come to everyday living. They have to be carried out this year … so if all 14 arrive to existence, a large snap of the finger, like woah search at all this new things downtown in a shorter amount of money of time. It’s heading to be genuinely brilliant to see that vitality improve in 2021,” suggests Kylie Carter, Interim Executive Director of DTSB.

Area business house owners say they are energized and think this will support attract a lot more men and women to the area.

“This is essential to take note for the group that this is a 50/50 grant so all of the business proprietors have to add 50 percent of regardless of what the town is awarding .. so it is not like, I want new things, give me dollars. We are doing work really hard also, putting in the do the job, the sweat equity,” says Ali Patel, proprietor of Ali on the Boulevard.

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