Le Petit Bakery received a $7,400 grant this week from the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) to assist with the storefront and commercial space improvements made at their new store. The money is part of a New York Main Street (NYMS) grant that MARP received from the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation in December 2011. This grant award is the first of many more to come on Myrtle Avenue with this latest round of NYMS funding. About half-a-dozen other projects are in the works on Myrtle Avenue between Washington Park and Adelphi Street.
This latest round of funding is MARP’s fourth NYMS grant award from New York State. Since 2004, MARP has awarded more than $425,000 in matching grants to local property owners and merchants to assist with improvements and rehabilitations of the avenue’s historic buildings. The grants have been matched by more than $1,500,000 in private dollars from the 25 property owners and merchants who have participated locally in the NYMS grant program.