Oriental Hawkers, LLC d/b/a Hawkers Asian Street Fare operates a popular Asian restaurant at 1103 North Mills Avenue and has applied for assistance through the City of Orlando Small Business Facade Program for a new metal awning over an existing patio area, new fencing, new landscaping and painting of the building. Total capital investment for all improvements is $70,000. This business is located in the Mills 50 Main Street district.
The SBFP is an interest free deferred loan for facade improvements to new and existing commercial property and business owners in the City of Orlando. The program, which was approved by the City Council on November 13, 2006, provides assistance with costs related to exterior physical improvements. The SBFP offers matching loan funds to off-set the costs of design and facade improvement expenses such as painting, wall repair or cleaning; window repair or replacement; awnings; new or replacement signage; lighting; streetscape and door repair or replacement. Under the program, the City will loan 50% of the total project cost. Total loan assistance from the City shall not exceed $20,000.
Total eligible project costs for Oriental Hawkers, LLC d/b/a Hawkers Asian Street Fare under the SBFP are $48,525. The Small Business Facade Review Committee recommended approval of funding in the amount of $20,000.
The Small Business Facade Review Committee Meeting was held June 20, 2016
Approval of the Small Business Facade Review Committee Recommendation and Funding Agreement between Oriental Hawkers, LLC d/b/a Hawkers Asian Street Fare and the City of Orlando, and authorizing the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem and City Clerk to execute same, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney's Office.