Hundreds of small businesses across Erie County are rejuvenating their storefronts and reinvigorating business thanks to the Erie County Storefront Revitalization grant program, which is investing $15 million over two years in the program to assist local small business owners. Today Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson (1st District) and Mr. Efrain Burgos and his son, Alexandre Burgos, at Burgos Hair Salon on Niagara Street in Buffalo to review the improvements made there.
“Erie County continues to invest in local small business with programs like the Storefront Revitalization grant program and the results are great to see. By increasing curb appeal, we are helping them to increase foot traffic and draw new customers. It’s also wonderful to see what a bright, dramatic transformation of a business such as we see here will do for a neighborhood or a street,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “I thank the Legislature for their support of this grant program, which has been popular with businesses all around the county. These investments in our community are good for business owners, good for customers, and good for Erie County.”