See list of businesses reimbursed by Groves EDC for work in city

Published 12:36 am Saturday, March 19, 2022

GROVES — For the owners of Sundara Coffee House, being reimbursed for revamping the business drive-thru was a help.

Cindy Kreutzer, who owns the shop at 4000 Lincoln Ave. with her husband Herb, recently added the drive-thru. It was something her customers requested.

“I had people all the time ask me when are you going to fix your drive-thru,” Cindy Kreutzer said. “We put some rock down and told them we were waiting on the right time.”

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The right time happened just before Starbucks opened on Twin City Highway in Groves.

Kreutzer said they used a contractor in Groves for the work.

Earlier this week Groves Economic Development Corporation approved a reimbursement grant in the amount of $5,000 for Sundara, and Kreutzer is grateful.

“It helps out a lot,” Kreutzer said. “It’s nice to know when you do some work to make it look a little bit better and improve things that you’re going to get a bit of it back. You can actually plan on other improvements.”

Groves EDC approved a number of other reimbursement grants to Stop N Drive, 6487 39th St., in the amount of $4,871.25, Proficient Rehabilitation, 6115 39th St., for $10,000, and Pizza Artista, 3814 Main Ave., for the amount of $12,500.

There was one business, Quality Medical, 4249 Lincoln Ave., that will receive a reimbursement grant for advertising for up to $2,500.

In other Groves EDC business, the board made changes to its grant limits. 

The advertising reimbursement was expanded from 10 percent of the amount up to $1,000 to a dollar-for-dollar amount up to $2,500. 

This is for advertising that is already done, Groves EDC Director D.E. Sosa said.

The reimbursement for signage was also changed, from 40 percent of the cost up to $2,500 to 100 percent reimbursement up to $2,500.

The Groves EDC has four types of reimbursements; utilities which is a dollar-for-dollar grant up to $5,000, outside improvements which is 40 percent with a cap at $5,000, signage which is dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 and advertising.