ALX b2B

All Weather Grant

ALx b2b all weather grant

Through the course of this pandemic, City staff and AEDP, in coordination with the Alexandria Health Department and the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, worked with restaurants, retail and other storefront-based businesses to help them access and activate outdoor space to serve customers while complying with Forward Virginia guidelines. As the pandemic continues, and residents and customers are advised to continue to use social distance, separation and spend as little time as possible in indoor, confined spaces, businesses must maintain and expand outdoor operations to remain viable.

On Tuesday, October 27th, Alexandria City Council voted to approve $500,000 of federal CARES Act funding for restaurant, retail and fitness businesses who wish to  “winterize” outdoor business areas. As part of ongoing discussions, it became evident that there is additional financial need in the business community required to support the acquisition and deployment of this ‘all-weather’ or winterization equipment and materials, and to help safely activate outdoor spaces during the colder weather months.

The ALX B2B – All Weather program grant was available on a rolling (first-come, first-serve) basis. If a business applied for either round of the Alexandria Back to Business grant program, successfully or unsuccessfully, that business is still eligible for the All Weather grant as long as the All Weather grant funds are spent on the eligible uses listed below.

The All Weather grants are now closed. 94 small businesses in the City of Alexandria received a $5,000 grant to support the acquisition and deployment of ‘all-weather’ or winterization equipment and materials, and to help safely activate outdoor spaces during the colder weather months. In the coming weeks, AEDP will release aggregate demographic information about the Round 2 applicant pool and awardees.


All Weather Grant Recipients

3 Sisters Boutique
A La Lucia
All States Cafeteria
Augies Mussel House
Barkhaus
Bastille Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bishop Boutique
Bistro Sancerre
Boxwood
BRUT
Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar
Buzz
Café 44
Cafe du Soleil
Café PIZZAIOLO
Cameron Café
Chadwicks Restaurant
Cheesetique
City Kitchen
CrossFit MVA
Daniel O’Connell’s
Del Ray Pizzeria
Evening Star Cafe
Faccia Luna
fibre space
Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
Grateful Kitchen Co.
Hard Times Cafe
Haute Dogs and Fries Restaurant
Indochen
Italian Gourmet Deli
Del Ray Café
JOE THEISMANN’S RESTAURANT
Junction Bakery & Bistro
Kaizen Tavern
La Fromagerie
Landini Brothers
LENA’S WOOD-FIRED PIZZA & TAP
Los Cuates
Los Tios Grill
LOST BOY CIDER
Market2Market
Mason Social
MERIDIAN PLACE FOODS GROUP
MIA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub
Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque
Pacers Alexandria
Piece Out
Pita House
Pork Barrel BBQ
Port City Brewing Company
Ramparts
RedRocks
Rosemarino D’Italia
Row House Old Town Alexandria
ROYAL NEPAL
RT’S RESTAURANT
Rustico
Seichou Karate
Shooter McGee’s
Southside 815
St. Elmo’s
Stomping Ground
Studio Barre Alexandria
Sweet Fire Donna’s
T.J. Stone’s
Table Talk Restaurant
Tall Ship Providence Foundation
Taqueria Picoso
Taqueria Poblano
TAVERNA CRETEKOU
Tequila & Taco
Thai Signature- Local Thai Street Food and Bar
The Fish Market
The Garden
The Garden Alexandria
The Hive
The Light Horse
The Lucky Knot
THE MAJESTIC CAFE
The Shoe Hive
The Warehouse
The Wharf
Two Nineteen Restaurant
Union Street Public House
Urbano 116
Vaso’s Mediterranean Bistro
VOLAS
Wear Ever Jewelry
Whiskey & Oyster
Yunnan By Potomac – Noodle House
Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant

Additional All Weather Information

ELIGIBILITY

Full eligibility criteria includes:

*If a business is in the process of applying for a permit or SUP, you may submit an application for an All Weather grant. However, the All Weather grant application will not be processed until the business successfully provides proof of the approved permit or SUP.

All requests for expanded outdoor use must be reviewed by the Department of Planning & Zoning prior to setting up the alternative areas for outdoor dining, retail display and sales and fitness business use. There is no fee for these requests. The programs are in effect through March 2021 and may be extended or shortened upon a decision by the City Manager. For restaurants, retail businesses and fitness uses within the King Street area, contact Alexa Powell at alexa.powell@alexandriava.gov or for these uses in all other areas of the City, contact Natalie Brown at natalie.brown@alexandriava.gov. For more information, please visit the Land Use Services page.

APPROVED USES

Each approved business received a $5,000 grant to be used to cover eligible expenses, as long as those items are allowable per the City of Alexandria Guidelines. Eligible expenses may include the purchase or rental of:

  • Tents or other structures that provide cover, such as awnings
  • Propane or electric heaters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Lighting
  • Other items for use in an outdoor setting

APPLICATION

Applications closed on Friday, November 20th at 3:00 PM.

All applications must be completed online and in English. Because applications cannot be saved and continued later, applicants are encouraged to gather the following information before beginning the application:

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) associated with the business;
  • City of Alexandria Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) Account Number;
  • Copy of temporary expansion of outdoor dining, retail business, or fitness uses permit;
    OR
  • Copy of King Street Outdoor Dining Program permit;
    OR
  • SUP that allows outdoor dining or vending;
    OR
  • Proof of active application for any of the above; and
  • For businesses with a commercial lease, the expiration date of the current lease.