SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES
The Collaborative connects with existing and prospective small businesses in the neighborhood, and supports them through storefront improvement grants, assistance with finding space or getting available incentives, targeted streetscape improvements, and entrepreneurship classes -- as well as building the visibility of the neighborhood as a whole through public art, neighborhood branding, and coordinated marketing. Contact us to let us know more about your business and needs!
STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
The East Trenton Collaborative is working to assist owners of small businesses along North Clinton Avenue to invest in their physical storefronts. The Storefront Improvement Grant Program provides up to $5,000 in grant funds for approved rehabilitation work to a ground-level retail space. Owners are required to demonstrate that they are investing their own resources into the project, and intend to be an active presence in the neighborhood.
The application packet is available here. Completed applications can be submitted in person to the East Trenton Center, 601 N. Clinton Ave.
504 N. Clinton Ave.
Couple turns abandoned Trenton property into Jamaican Restaurant. The Trentonian, 5/12/18.
The Parklet at Dapper's
224 N. Clinton Ave.
LA Parker - "Good News Friday: Dapper parklet a new draw for Trenton eatery". The Trentonian, 10/06/2016.
LA Parker - "Parklets springing up in Trenton again". The Trentonian, 5/31/2018.