Danbury grants $10,000 to restaurant for facade improvements
DANBURY — A downtown restaurant plans to upgrade its facade thanks to a $10,000 grant through a city program.
Empire of the Incas, a Peruvian restaurant on Main Street, plans to create multi-panel sliding glass doors to expose the inside to passersby.
“This concept creates an inviting feel and brings excitement and innovation to our downtown,” Roger Palanzo, director of business advocacy for the city, said in a statement. “We hope this will inspire other downtown property owners and tenants to consider similar improvement projects.”
Businesses may receive a maximum of $10,000 or half of the total project costs, whichever is less. There is a $50,000 maximum per property. Money comes from the capital improvement program in the city’s budget.
A CityCenterDanbury committee and the Planning and Zoning Department review projects, prioritizing those that contribute to the revitalization efforts and the restoration of historic resources.