Round 2 Grant information

Round Two

On Tuesday September 8th, the Alexandria City Council approved an additional $2.4 million to fund a second round of the Alexandria Back to Business (ALX B2B) grant program. These funds were available to qualifying small businesses and certain nonprofits to offset costs and/or investments related to reopening and rescaling their business. Earlier this year, Round One of the ALX B2B grants disbursed $3.495 million to 303 businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the conclusion of Round 2 of the Alexandria Back to Business (B2B) grant program, 251 small businesses in the City of Alexandria, Virginia that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received grant awards. The ALX B2B Grants are being used to offset costs and/or investments related to reopening and rescaling their businesses. In the coming weeks, AEDP will release aggregate demographic information about the Round 2 applicant pool and awardees.

Below is additional information about Round Two.

Round Two Grant Recipients

Group a: sole Proprietors | $5,000

1201 Queen Street LLC
Alexandria Vape Tobacco & Cigar
Alpine Sedan Service Inc.
Art Deco
Avanti Holdings Group LLC
Bula Wellness
Busy Bunnies Child Care
C&C Hair Studio
Cafe Gallery & Market
Cafe Old Town
Doyle’s Outpost
East-West Massage Therapy
Family Child Care
Family Day Home
Fashion Stitch
Frank Shoe Repair, Inc.
Gelila Mariam Jewelry
Glow & Go Studio
Hair Loom
Hair Nirvana LLC Nirvana Nails
Heads Up Barbershop
Healing Touch Massage Therapy
humble1, LLC
Ibex Limousine LLC
Indus Imports LLC
Jano Mart
Karen Fitzgerald Art, LLC
Keen Things
King Street Diamonds
Knoah Trunking LLC
Kristin S. Swanson, Psy.D. PLLC
Lillian Transportation LLC
Luis Marcelo Deolazo
M Design Studio, LLC
Maria’s Daycare
Nail Magic
Naz Daycare
New Life Home Child Care
Paula H. Goldman, CMT
Powerful Healing Arts
Praha Beads and Jewelry, LLC
Restored Fitness LLC
Shalom Trucking LLC
The Expresso Cafe
Thrive Bodywork
Tisara Photography
Twist Boutique
Ultimate Styles Barber and Beauty
Zeke Sport Cafe

Group B: 2 – 24 Employees | $10,000

Acoustical Interiors, Inc.
ADL Enterprises LLC
Advanced Construction Group LLC
Aldo’s Italian Kitchen
Alexandria Armature Works
Alexandria Clay Coop
Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio
American Advertising Distributors of No. Va.
Angel Salon
Another Level
Artifex Inc.
Artistic Artifacts
Asap International Travel Inc.
Astro Graphics
Atlantis Restaurant
Austin & Elkins Jewelers
Beatriz International Hair Salon & Beauty Academy
BeFitted Tailoring Co
Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant
Bellies & Babies
BENMOL Corporation
Betty’s Traditional Store
Bistro Sancerre
Bloom Fresh Flowers
Bustech Consulting Group
Cafe Aurora Inc.
Capital Properties Group, Inc.
Carpet Outlet
Children’s International School
Chop Shop Taco
Chris Collins Dance Studio
City Kitchen
Club Pilates Alexandria
Code Ninjas Alexandria
Commonwealth Baptist Church
Cozy Nail & Spa
Cualtzin Salon
Dance Studio Lioudmila Inc.
Davis Management Group, Inc.
Dentistry of Alexandria
Dina Dental
Discovery Time Learning Academy
Dolci Gelati
Duck Donuts
Edsall Custom Cleaners
El Tipico Restaurant
Elizabeth’s Counter / Captain Gregory’s
Ernie’s Original Crab House
Eye Level of Alexandria
Fairfield Inn & Suites
FAMA Healthcare Services
Fanaticos Sportsbar & Grill
fibre space
FitOne Personal Training
Flagstone School
Fortney Fine Properties
Foster’s Grille Alexandria
Fury 13
Gabriel Enterprises Consulting Group
Gaddis Architect
Genova Pizza
Global Eye Physicians and Surgeons
glynn jones salon
Grape And Bean Rosmont
Great Beginnings Early Learning Center
Happy Home Christian Leadership Academy for Early Learners, Inc.
Hard Times Cafe
Helen Olivia Flowers
Hops N Shine
Hunan Cafe
Inceptus Psychological & Consulting Services
inq Tattoos
Irish Maid Cleaning LLC
Irving H. Wagman DDS PC
Jeffrey Sisel, D.D.S.,P.C.
Jegal II LLC
Jerry’s Subs Pizza
Jimmy John’s
Job Performance Systems, Inc.
Jose’s New and Used Tires Inc.
Kabul Kabob House Express Inc.
Kathleen M. Mullaney DDS, PLLC
Kedus Hair Salon
King Cleaners, Inc.
King Pollo
King Street Souvenirs
King Street Subway Inc.
L&L Immigration Law, PLLC
La Fromagerie
Landmark Bakery & Cafe, Inc.
Lavender Moon Cupcakery LLC
Lavish Beauty Suites
Lavogue Hair Studio
Lifestyle Sport Performance and Recovery
Live Health Center
Madisonfilm, Inc.
Magnolia’s On King
Manolo and Son, LLC
Market Basket
McAllister Architects, PC
Michael Gary Cohen, O.D.
Michele’s Unisex Salon
MK Salon & Spa
Mom Made Foods
Monday’s Child
Natural Healing Massage Services
NeoNiche Strategies
New Era Homecare and Training Institute
Northeast Stars Montessori Preschool
Old Blue BBQ, LLC
Old House Cosmopolitan Grill
Old Town Crier Regional Magazine
Old Town Sandwich Shop
Olympus Food Distributors Inc.
Organic Honey Care Clinic
Pho 95’s
PIES Fitness, LLC
Pita House
Presto Valet of Va. Inc.
Pure Aesthetica
Pure Barre
Radiance Medspa Old Town
RedRocks Pizza
Reynolds Street Cafe
River’s Edge Yoga
Row House Old Town Alexandria
Salon Ambience
Salon Bisoux
Salon deZEN, Inc.
Sam Phao Thai Cuisine
Sculp’d LLC
Seichou Business Services
She’s Unique Jewelry Boutique
Shewit Hair Salon
Shooter McGee’s
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
Smoking Kow BBQ
Solo Parking Inc.
Spaeth Hill LLC
Spill The Tea
Sports Plus/Carmen Ddon
Subway (Duke St.)
Summer Realtors Inc.
Sunday in Saigon
T.J. Stone’s
Thai Signature Local Thai Street Food and Bar
Thanida Thai Restaurant
The Antique Guild
The Del Ray Montessori School
The Garden
The Halal Guys Alexandria
The Handover / King’s Ransom
The Hive
The Light Horse
The Nest Academy
The People’s Drug
The Physical Therapy Zone
TM Nail Spa Inc.
Tyler, Bartl & Ramsdell, PLC
Uptowner Cafe
Valens Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
Valley Drive Cooperative Preschool
Virginia Vacuum Inc.
Whole Dogz, Inc.
Windsor of Old Town & The Gentlemen’s Quarters
Wink Lash Art
Woodstock Cafe

Group C: 25-49 Employees | $15,000

Anderson Court Reporting
Classical Movements
St. Anthony’s Day School
Fleet Transportation
Glory Days Grill of Alexandria
Hopkins House
Los Tios Grill (Del Ray)
Los Tios Grill (Van Dorn)
Maribeth’s Bakery Inc.
Mind the Mat
NOVA Patient Care
Radiance Yoga, Inc.
Taqueria Poblano, Inc.
The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC)
The Wharf
Whiskey & Oyster
Zweet Sport

Group D: 50-100 Employees | $20,000

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Composition Systems, Inc.
Jeffery’s Catering
Landini Brothers, Inc.
Pork Barrel BBQ
The Fish Market
YMCA Alexandria

Additional Round two Information


For Round Two, applicants had to meet all of the below criteria to be eligible for an ALX B2B grant:

  • 25% negative revenue impact attributable to the COVID-19 health emergency
  • Licensed business in the City of Alexandria
  • Physical location within the City of Alexandria
  • In operation as of March 14, 2020
  • EITHER: For-profit small business; OR: Any entity (for-profit or nonprofit) that provides full-day or part-day childcare services to children 0-13 years of age and is licensed or regulated by a local ordinance or state licensing body
  • Business is current on all local business taxes or is on a payment plan with the City
  • Not currently involved in business bankruptcy proceedings
  • Intend to remain operating in Alexandria through December 31, 2020
  • Between 0 – 100 employees
  • Locally owned and operated

Ineligible business types include: home-based businesses (except for childcare providers), any business that was awarded a B2B grant in Round One, financial institutions, grocery stores & pharmacies, and gas stations.


ALX B2B Grants must be used to offset costs and/or investments related to reopening or rescaling a business. For example, the purchase of equipment and supplies that promote health and safety, technology to support e-commerce, and rent. Grants will be provided in four amounts based on the business’s number of employees:

  • $5,000 – Independent Contractors (zero employees)
  • $10,000 – 1-24 employees
  • $15,000 – 25-49 employees
  • $20,000 – 50-100 employees