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900-plus Detroit small businesses ‘blessed’ to get COVID-19 relief grants


Skin Bar VII, a small business in Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion just opened in late 2019. The business focuses on facials, treatments, massages and waxing, so it had to close during the beginning of the US coronavirus outbreak. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

More than 900 small businesses in Detroit will be receiving grants to assist in keeping them afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The businesses will receive grants of up to $20,000, which can be utilized for mortgage payments, utilities, rent, payroll and many other expenses. The funding is available through the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation from a pool of $7.25 million from the Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program. 

One of the businesses that received a grant is called Clara’s Place, a banquet hall and catering business on the west side of Detroit on Joy Road.  Before the coronavirus closed the business, it was known

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