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Cambridge Storefronts-For-All Campaign Launch - June 18th

Cambridge Community Development Department & Boston Bed Company

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Storefronts-For-All in Cambridge, starting with Boston Bed Company

The City of Cambridge announces grant funding to remove architectural barriers with the Storefront Improvement Program.

Come join the City of Cambridge as we have a groundbreaking ceremony for Boston Bed Company, the first Cambridge retailer to receive a 90% reimbursement for removing architectural barriers and making their Storefronts-For-All.  This East Cambridge retailer will host the event to showcase the services available to independent businesses and property owners through the Storefront Improvement Program.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Speaking program begins promptly at 9:15 AM and includes:

  • David P. Maher, Mayor of Cambridge
  • Andrew Rosenblatt, President of Boston Bed Company
  • Richard Rossi, Cambridge City Manager

The Storefront Improvement Program provides technical and financial assistance to property owners or tenants seeking to renovate or restore commercial building exterior facades. The Program removes architectural barriers at the storefront entrance, improves the physical appearance of independent businesses and enhances the commercial districts of Cambridge.  This program provides:

  • 90% matching grant up to $20,000 for exterior improvements that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board guidelines, including ramps, lifts, door hardware, automatic openers, accessible parking, and signage.
  • 50% matching grant up to $15,000 for other façade improvements, including better windows, paneling, architectural details and restoration of historic features.
  • 50% matching grant up to $2,500 for signage, lighting and awning improvements.
  • An architectural consultant retained by the City is available to provide assistance to applicants through the conceptual design stage at no cost to the applicants.

 

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Boston Bed Company
625 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


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Cambridge Community Development Department & Boston Bed Company

For more information, visit the program website at www.cambridgema.gov/storefront or contact Chris Basler at CDD, (617) 349-4601 (voice) or 617-349-4621 (TTY), or e-mail at cbasler@cambridgema.gov .  

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