A restaurant, early education outfit, and DJ and events business were among six Natick companies awarded state COVID-19 Small Business Grants as part of a new round of $37 million that went to 638 businesses. Grants to Natick businesses ranged from $25K to $75K, and totaled $320K.
Among the new recipients are LCZ, which does business as Trend Pure Asian Cuisine on Rte. 9, and Taglio Salon. Sound Choice Events, which supplies DJs and other event entertainment, also got a grant (we reached out to them for comment and will update this post if we hear back).
About 40 Natick businesses have received such grants previously over the past month or so. More grants are expected to be announced in coming weeks, including those targeting industry sectors hit especially hard by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Natick is about to get wild again. Gov. Baker has rescinded an order effective Jan. 25 that required restaurants, gyms, and other sorts of businesses to close by 9:30pm.