Restaurants and retailers among 192 businesses receiving pandemic relief grants



The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday morning that 192 small businesses in New Hanover County were receiving grants from a fund of more than $ 4 million.

The businesses are in the hospitality, retail and service industries, and the one-time grants are intended to offset the $ 65 million in lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and local restrictions and states put in place to slow the spread of the virus.

The program awarded grants of $ 10,000 for businesses with 2 to 10 employees, $ 25,000 for 11 to 25 employees and $ 50,000 for 26 or more employees.

According to a press release from the chamber, grant recipients represent up to 3,700 local employees. About 650 companies applied and 192 companies fulfilled all the conditions for the grant.

New Hanover County will fund 106 businesses with $ 2.3 million and the city of Wilmington will fund 86 businesses with $ 1.9 million, the statement said.

“Our small businesses have suffered during the pandemic and need help recovering,” said Julia Olson-Boseman, chair of the New Hanover County Commissioners. “The County of New Hanover and the City of Wilmington are focused on helping local business owners with cash they need to create jobs and jumpstart our economy.

“Now is the second time New Hanover County has appropriated federal relief funds to provide a lifeline to our local businesses after we pledged $ 1.3 million in CARES Act funds in the year. last for small businesses. I appreciate the city’s partnership, which has taken this assistance program so much further and I appreciate that the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has come together to administer the program. “

Of the 192 scholarship recipients, 136 are minority, women or veteran owned businesses.

“Wilmington small business owners and their employees are vital to Wilmington’s economy and have endured tremendous challenges during the pandemic,” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said in the statement. “With the help of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, we are quickly and fairly returning millions of dollars to local small businesses to support a large-scale economic recovery.”

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Natalie English said, “We know that our hospitality, retail and service businesses are a vital part of our local economy. New Hanover County will be stronger with this significant grant investment that will save money and create new jobs.

The recipients are:

128 Sud Events & Catering

A space to call home

Advanced Application Design Inc.

Advanced maintenance

After school karate academy

Airlie Homes

AMG Motorsport

Andrew PC Consulting Engineers

Apple Annie’s Bake Shop

Appliance service company

Aqua Fedora

AR workshop

Archer’s Appliance Repair LLC

Blooming art gallery


Atlantic IT Services

Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop

Barnes Family Dentistry

BAU printing and courier inc.

Best locations

Beth bullard


Black Sea Grill

Blockade Runner Resort

Blue roll

BlueTone Media

Restaurant boathouse

Boseman’s Sporting Goods Inc.



Brooklyn Center for the Arts

Broomtail craft brewery

Bryant Real Estate

Cape Fear Boil Company

Cape Fear Coach Lines, Seacoast Trolley

Cape Fear Smiles

Caroline’s Candy Company

Carolina Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery

Catch the restaurant



Wilmington Children’s Cottage

Chrystal Fray State Farm

Around 1922

Citrus boxes

Clothing mentor

Coastal accounting

Coastal Golfaway

Coastal massage & Spa

Comfort Inn University

Complete Renovation Solutions LLC

Cousins ​​Italian Deli

Paintball Crossfire

Crown Hotel and Travel Management, LLC


Cie Toiture D Thomas Inc


Dance Express Performing Arts Studio

Daniels tours

Quayside restaurant

Dogwood architecture

Double Bonheur Restaurant (2 locations)

Merchants of the lower island

Dr Coleman Burgess

Drift cafe and kitchen

Duck and Loon

Branding + Design Ebbing


Five Star Cleaning Service, Inc

Flying Machine Brewing Company

Flytrap Brewing


Geo Owl LLC

Goodfellas Nitelife

Printing graphic images

Unlimited gymnastics

Hampton Inn Medical Park Hotel


Havana restaurant

Helen Tarokic Law SARL

Hey beer bottle shop

High Performance Lighting and Power, Inc

Canvas and padding at high tide

Studio Hill & Klutch

Hurricane alleys

Ibiza nightclub

Indochina Restaurant

Internal Solutions Consulting Center, PLLC

Innovations of hope

Isaac clothing store

The Fresh Mex Grill Islands


Java dog cafe

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.

Small Asian bistro

Lula’s pub

Matt Skelly training

MEOW investments

Michael is at the water’s edge

MICI Inc dba Park Select

So much

Hairdresser and styling in mirror

Modern legend

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Move forward

Love Nails

New Hanover Printing and Publishing


Asian fusion Nori and sushi bar

Choice of nurses

Old books on the front

He was a child

Panacea Brewing Company

Patient-Centered Care PLLC

Patriot Roofing Company LLC

Paul Vision Institute

Perry’s Emporium Inc.

Physiotherapy for Women Inc

Pizzeria IL Forno

Plato’s closet

Port city bus

Java port city

Pour Taproom

Pravda KGB


Re-eco design


Ripxfit Fitness Studio

Rosalie’s Trattoria

Rountree Losée LLP

Saltwater real estate

Saltwater harvesting designs

Sapos cleaning


Scooter’s Family Skating Center

Seacoast Systems Inc.

Seagate Direct

Seagate Hair Salon

Herbarium salon and day spa

Sea witch

Service. Car repair

Seven Mile Post Pub

Shannon Agee


Slice of Life (four slots)

Splash & Dash coin laundry

Stemmerman’s Inn

T & D LLC Custom Fences & Decks

Salon & Spa Tanglez

Terra Sol Sanctuary

TF Fitness and Nutrition

Brewer’s kettle

The copper penny

The Fairy Circle LLC

The George on the Riverwalk

The Greeks

The harp


The Ivy Cottage

The letterbox store

The Second Glass LLC

The Veggie Wagon (three slots)

The verandas

Thrill of the Hunt, Ltd

Surfaces of the tide line

Tinyz Tavern

Tire repair and sale

Total Comfort Services Inc.

True REST float spa

TW Lewis Electric Inc.

What Mayfaire

What a tip

Whitley Coleman LLC

Wilmington Bilingual Kindergarten

Wilmington Brewing Company

Wilmington Mental Health

Your CBD store

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