Nine Dartmouth restaurants get $1.8 million in federal grants

Aug 3, 2021

Restaurants, bars and related businesses in Dartmouth were approved more than $1.8 million in federal grants meant to keep business afloat amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Here’s which restaurants received the $1,861,233 in federal funds:

Lam & Lin Inc, which owns Peking Garden, saw the highest amount at $851,673; Lisa and David Inc., which operates Just Another Phoenix Restaurant, received $365,080; Azuma Asian Bistro got $220,996; Utile Dulci, which operates the Black Bass, was granted $121,279; Java Shack, received $110,093.77; Lofberg Foodservice Inc, which operates Little Moss, received $63,320; wicked kickin savory cheesecakes received $53,82; Persy's Place was granted $53,328; and the chocolate poop candy company received $21,640.

Funds were from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which the federal government passed as part of the American Rescue Plan Act in March. The money is intended for restaurant owners to use on expenses like payroll, rent, construction and maintenance.

Restaurant funding was based on pandemic-related revenue loss, according to the SBA.

Businesses were eligible for up to $10 million in grants, with no more than $5 million per location. 

Funds do not have to be repaid if they are used for eligible expenses, such as payroll or rent. Expenses must be reported to the SBA by March of 2023.