Downtown Adrian Businesses Get Coronavirus Relief Funding

by Josh Colletta

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s “Match On Main” grant program is helping businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic in Adrian.

According to the Daily Telegram, 22 businesses will each receive $2,272 out of a total of $49,984 in funding. The even split is not a requirement of the grant, which itself allows individual apportionments of up to $10,000 dollars, but officials with Adrian’s Downtown Development Authority say they wanted to impact the most businesses as possible.

The original purpose of the annual grant program was to offer funding to businesses in a city’s central business district and promote growth of downtown areas. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the M.E.D.C. shifted the program’s priorities to help downtown areas that were economically impacted by the statewide shutdown, extending the timeline beyond the usual period and dropping the requirement for local matching funds.

The Adrian recipients are:

  • Adrian Mattress Gallery
  • Advantage Visuals
  • Basilio Barbershop
  • Copeland Furniture
  • Dan Maloy CPA
  • Diamond Jim’s Pool Hall
  • Downtown Dempsey’s
  • Encore Dance Studio
  • Gear Up Adrian
  • Ghidrah’s Mind, Body, Spirit
  • Giovanni A’balatti
  • Hang Loose
  • Hooligan’s
  • Loveland Insurance Agency
  • Maggard Razors
  • Nova’s
  • Rice & Barley
  • Sauce
  • Sieler’s Water Systems
  • T&L Rental
  • The Novelty Shoppe
  • The Training Compound

Last week it was announced that several businesses in downtown Coldwater were also awarded a “Match On Main” grant.