By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – A family friendly restaurant, Dairy Queen, will be making some improvements to its 18 Summer St. property, thanks to a grant from the Westborough Economic Development Committee (EDC).
At the EDC’s Dec. 4 meeting, the committee approved a grant of $5,000 after reviewing the request from Dairy Queen manager Margo Murphy. She noted that the restaurant wanted to make the property even more accommodating for customers, by replacing the existing tables and chairs with picnic tables, as well as making some landscaping changes.
“We really want this to be a more enjoyable place for people to hang out,” she added.
They would also use the grant money to purchase a freezer that could store ice cream cakes, something they do not have at the current time.
After a brief discussion, the EDC approved the request of $5,000.
Grants are awarded by the EDC’s Small Business Grant Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to businesses and to stimulate investment in vacant or underutilized commercial space in the town of Westborough. The program was approved by Westborough Town Meeting voters for up to $25,000 in a fiscal year. The EDC will issue grants that cover up to the approved project costs (up to $5,000). If the proposed funding project is used for rental assistance, the EDC will issue rental assistance grants to new businesses for their first six months of rent (up to $5,000).
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