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2020 Robust Retail Citywide Grantees

A robust retail sector is critical to maintaining the vibrancy of any town or city's neighborhoods, and to further help our local and small businesses grow and thrive, DSLBD established the Robust Retail Grant Program in 2019 to assist businesses citywide and within in our Main Streets. The grant program was designed to help retail businesses with the challenges of adapting their business model to meet changing customer demand. 

Since the launch of the broader Robust Retail Grant Program in 2019, DSLBD has awarded more than $1.7 million to nearly 200 different retail establishments in Washington, D.C., which includes the distribution of both the Citywide and Main Street Grant funds. 

In March 2020, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, DSLBD reviewed, awarded and distributed nearly $800,000 in grant funds to 106 small business owners across the District, completing this crucial work and getting money into grantees’ bank accounts faster than anyone expected. Through timely changes that DSLBD made to the program to meet small business’ most critical needs at the onset of the crisis, funds distributed to the Robust Retail grantees allowed the business owners to immediately benefit from the funding, giving them access to capital they could flexibly use to support their business operations as the health crisis continued to grow.

Historically, the Robust Retail Grants have given local business owners a chance to improve their storefronts or invest in much-needed equipment or technology needs to support pivots in a challenging retail environment. Through these grant funds, businesses have been given a leg up when it came time to pay rent, submit payroll, or have something fixed or installed.

2020 Robust Retail Citywide Grantees: 

  1. 7 Days Market
  2. 77 Market
  3. 10th Street Market
  4. Amen Coffee and Juice
  5. Another Level Fresh DC
  6. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar
  7. Avanti Real Estate Services
  8. Bambini Play & Learn Day Care Center, LLC
  9. BBQ Bus Smokehouse
  10. Ben’s Next Door
  11. Café Georgetown
  12. Capitol Cider House
  13. Center Stage Hair on H
  14. Chaia Tacos - Mt. Vernon
  15. City Dogs
  16. Columbia Market
  17. Compass Coffee
  18. Creative Grounds DC
  19. CrossFit DC
  20. Culture Coffee Too
  21. Dangerously Delicious Pies
  22. Danikil
  23. DC Brau Brewing
  24. DC Mobile Sharpening
  25. DCity Smokehouse
  26. Dent Place Market
  27. District Dogs Inc.
  28. Dollar Plus
  29. Don Jaime Restaurant
  30. Dunn Lewis
  31. Dynamic Wellness
  32. E Market & Restaurant
  33. Each Peach Market
  34. East City Books
  35. Exiles Bar
  36. Falafelshop Inc
  37. Femme Fatale DC
  38. Fia's Fabulous Finds
  39. Finding Indigo
  40. Fit Physique
  41. Fitness Snob Studio
  42. Georgetown Frame Shoppe
  43. Georgetown Piano Bar
  44. Global Print Master
  45. Good Food Markets
  46. Grand Central 
  47. Hera Hub DC
  48. Ice Cream Jubilee
  49. Illusions of Georgetown
  50. Indique
  51. Jacob’s Coffee House
  52. Jade Fitness
  53. Jake's Tavern
  54. JRINK
  55. Karat Cakery
  56. La Jolie Bleue Bakery and Cafe
  57. Little Wild Things City Farm
  58. Love and Care Child Development Center Inc.
  59. Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration
  60. Meats & Foods
  61. Mikko Nordic Fine Foods
  62. Miss Pixies
  63. The UPS Store
  64. Moreland's Tavern
  65. Noah One Grooming
  66. Park Place
  67. Park Story
  68. Pillar & Post
  69. Pretty Chic
  70. Proper Topper Inc.
  71. Queen’s English
  72. Rafael Grocery Deli
  73. Republic Cantina
  74. Rewild
  75. Rosemarina D’Italia
  76. Salt and Sundry
  77. She Loves Me Not
  78. Sheba Cafe
  79. Skin Beauty Bar
  80. Slipstream
  81. Soulex
  82. Spacycloud
  83. Sport Clips Haircuts
  84. Starlight Food Shop
  85. Sticky Fingers Bakery Bistro
  86. Studio Chique
  87. Supreme Core Cider
  88. Surprise Grocery
  89. Susan Calloway Antique Prints & Custom Framing Inc.
  90. Tenleytown Hardware
  91. The Big Bad Woof
  92. The Family Laundromat
  93. The Fresh Food Factory Market
  94. The Lane
  95. The Lovely Lady Boutique
  96. The Pub and the People
  97. The Spice Suite
  98. Therapeutic Sessions INC
  99. Tribute Collective
  100. Truxton Inn
  101. Two Birds
  102. Uncle Chip’s Cookie
  103. Uptown Market
  104. Wanda's on 7th
  105. Wired Cycling
  106. Yoga District LLC