The Phoenix-Area Businesses That Received Restaurant Relief Funds (and How Much They Got)

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In aboriginal May, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened up applications for its Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 cardinal assistance programme that was portion of the American Rescue Plan stimulus measure signed into instrumentality by President Joe Biden successful March of this year.

The fund, which aimed to supply alleviation to restaurants, bars, and different businesses that service nutrient and drinks, rapidly ran retired of wealth and closed connected July 2. (A bipartisan radical of lawmakers, which includes Arizona U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, has since introduced authorities to replenish the money with an further $60 cardinal successful aid.) This past Friday, under pressure from Independent Restaurant Coalition, the SBA released the database of RRF assistance awardees — much than 100,000 businesses crossed the country.

Here successful Arizona, 1,325 businesses received RRF aid, totaling conscionable shy of $300 cardinal successful all. The recipients tally the gamut from a Chandler nutrient motortruck called Wok This Way, which received $4,000, to Mexkor Restaurant Group, which landed a whopping $3.6 cardinal from the fund. According to authorities filings, Mexkor is managed by German Osio of Osio Culinary Group, which operates the Scottsdale restaurants Local Bistro and SumoMaya. Mexkor besides received much than $1 cardinal successful PPP loans past year.

Another ample recipient of funds was JJ Holmes LLC, which received $3.3 million. The steadfast owns and operates the section concatenation JJ's Grub Shack. Federal tribunal records amusement that its owner, Jeffrey Holmes, is locked successful a ineligible conflict with his Avondale landlord regarding $240,000 of backmost rent allegedly owed by a Native Grill and Wings franchise Holmes operated and closed astatine the opening of the pandemic.

TLB Hospitality LLC received $3.2 cardinal successful funds. According to authorities filings, the Scottsdale steadfast is managed by Louis Basile, the president and laminitis of Wildflower Bread Company.

Scottsdale Boondocks LLC, which operates the Old Town Scottsdale staple Boondocks Patio and Grill, received $2.7 million. In May, a former server and bartender sued Boondocks, alleging unpaid wages and different violations of authorities and national law.

Further down the list, you'll find Linger Longer Entertainment LLC, the entity down Genuine Concepts, which operates well-known Valley establishments The Vig and The Womack (which is inactive closed). It netted $760,000 from the RRF. Gracie's Tax Bar got $377,000.

The RRF database, which you tin hunt by city, state, oregon concern name, tin beryllium recovered here

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David Hudnall is exertion successful main of Phoenix New Times. He antecedently served arsenic exertion of The Pitch successful Kansas City.

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