Ald. Chantia Lewis
Press Release

Granville Connection grant funding approved by Council

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis April 13, 2021

By - Apr 13th, 2021 11:24 am

During today’s Common Council meeting, the full Council approved a file a relative to the acceptance and expenditure of a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Community Development Investment Grant for The Granville Connection in the 9th District. I want to thank my colleagues for their support of this file, as this $250,000 grant will serve as a catalyst to help push The Granville Connection across the finish line as we target a grand opening later this year.

This project (modeled after the Sherman Phoenix and the Grow DeSoto Market Place in DeSoto, TX) has been in the works for over a year, and will serve as an incubator for 45 retail entrepreneurs, food providers, and a venue for weekend music performances. Partners involved in the project will also have access to business coaching and other resources to help scale their business locally.

I believe this unique collaboration will help bring opportunity for equity and community building to the New 9th, and I couldn’t be more excited as we build on this momentum.

For additional information, please visit https://granvillebusiness.org/.

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