FAB Biz Blast – May 2021

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MORE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSESThe Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Grant program is now OPEN for applications. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is awarding funding to restaurants, bars, and other similar establishments that serve food and drink. The program aims to provide support to eligible businesses that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SBA may provide funding of […]

FAB Biz Blast – Apr 2021

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EXTENSIONS AND INCREASES: MONEY MOVESLast week, President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act, which extended the original PPP deadline through May 31. Originally set to end on March 31, the act provides an additional 60 days for small businesses to file applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans, and more time for banks to process those […]

FAB Biz Blast – Mar 2021

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LADIES FIRSTMarch is Women’s History Month! Since 1987, this month has been set aside to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions women continue to make in history, culture, and society while recognizing the continuing struggle for women’s equality.  FAB FULTON is home to over 25 woman-owned businesses that are excelling in bringing great products and customer service to the […]

FAB Biz Blast – Feb 2021

Footage of thief outside Mac Shack storefront

STAY ALERT, FAB!There has been a disturbing uptick in thefts and burglaries in the district, including a particularly brazen incident at Mac Shack in Clinton Hill in late January. The thief pitched a brick into the storefront glass window, crawled through, and stole the cash drawer. (See more here.) Following this recent incident, NYPD’s 88th […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2021

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, FAB BUSINESSES! Welcome to 2021. It’s been a shocking, difficult, and unprecedented journey, but we’ve made it to the new year! Although we lost a few of our neighbors on the corridor, we will try our best to honor them and the spirit of the neighborhood by looking ahead and marching forward. […]

FAB Biz Blast – Dec 2020

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LOOKING AHEAD: PPP, FORGIVENESS AND TAXES The end of this long, very different year is coming to a close, and there have been several months of confusion regarding the federal emergency funds that were made available to business owners at the onset of the pandemic. Now, many people’s thoughts are turning to taxes and how to reconcile their […]

FAB Biz Blast – Nov 2020

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SAVING SIDEWALKS FOR SMALL BUSINESSThe success of Open Streets and Open Streets: Restaurants has led to the development of Open Storefronts, a reimagining of outdoor space that will allow ground-floor storefront businesses to use a portion of the sidewalk to conduct business. An NYC Department of Transportation initiative, the program allows eligible businesses to conduct […]

FAB Biz Blast – Oct 2020

Mobile Payment at Retail

CASHLESS IS NOT KING The legislation banning cashless-only establishments in NYC goes into effect on November 19th. Earlier this year, City Council voted in the bill, which requires brick-and-mortar businesses to accept cash or face penalties of up to $1,000 for a first violation. It also prohibits establishments from charging customers higher prices for paying […]

FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2020

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REOPENING FITNESS FOR FALL! Although gyms and fitness centers in New York State were given a late August opening, NYC has targeted September 2 for a return to exercise facilities. Protocols and guidelines will include operation at 33% of capacity, proper cleaning, social distancing, masks required at all times, HVAC ventilation systems must be in […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2020

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OUTDOOR DINING IS WHERE IT’S AT! FAB NEWS! Eater NY reports that NYC’s widespread outdoor dining program will return next year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press conference this week. The popular program will tentatively start on June 1 next year, although de Blasio said that the start date could potentially be pushed […]