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Tupper Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative Energize Uptown Project Awards Round 2

January 3, 2024

Tupper Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative Energize Uptown Project Awards Round 2

Over $409,800 awarded to six projects for interior and exterior improvements and business assistance

Tupper Lake, NY – The Village of Tupper Lake and the Franklin County Economic Development Corp. (FCEDC) are thrilled to announce Round 2 of the Tupper Lake Energize Uptown Fund (Energize Uptown) awards. Energize Uptown is an initiative that will provide matching grants for interior and exterior building improvements, site upgrades and enhancements, as well as business assistance.

The village was awarded $600,000 through the Tupper Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) for the project. FCEDC will administer the fund on behalf of the Village. This transformative endeavor will leverage both public and private funds, resulting in an investment of over $1,200,000 in Tupper Lake. Four projects totaling $350,300 were awarded funding during Round 1 in November. Two projects totaling $59,500 were recently awarded in Round 2. The complete list of awarded projects is provided below.

Awards include:

  • Round 2: $37,400 to Mountain Bliss Holistic Healing (84 Park Street) for interior commercial renovations.
  • Round 2: $22,100 to Adirondack West Properties LLC (87 Park Street) for commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Round 1: $140,000 to Frary Funeral Home (24 Cliff Avenue) for façade renovations and equipment to expand business operations.
  • Round 1: $100,00 to China Wok (99 Park Street) for façade renovations and interior commercial renovations.
  • Round 1: $100,000 to Three Lakes Holdings LLC (56 Lake Street) for façade renovations, landscaping  and interior commercial renovations.
  • Round 1: $10,300 to Greg Gachownski (82-86 Park Street) for façade improvements. 

Approximately $130,000 in funding remains and the Village of Tupper Lake and FCEDC will be accepting a third round of applications in early 2024. For more information, including the application and program guidelines, visit: https://adirondackfrontier.com/doing-business/financial-resources/main-street-program/

 

Kelly Brunette
Author: Kelly Brunette

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