HARLEM — The Harlem Business Alliance will use a three year $700,000 grant to open a Small Business Support Center. The grant will help small businesses with marketing, bid preparation, payroll, budgeting and strategic planning services, per Regina Smith, the group’s executive director.
This was in response to recent local black-owned business closings. including Sherman’s Barbecue, Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem Lanes, Nectar Wine Bar, Society Coffee, Mobay Uptown and Harlem Vintage.
The new center will also make the Harlem Business Alliance more visible. Using a grant from the Community Economic Development Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the alliance will expand into the ground level space at their building at 275 Lenox Ave.
Through a partnership with IncubateNYC, the space will be fully furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi and computers for clients’ use.
Last week NY1 showed an entire segment on the renewed energy on Frederick Douglasss Boulevard between 110th and 124th streets. Businesses and residents working together to make the strip a destination for all of the neighborhoods shopping needs. They quote “What you’re now seeing is Frederick Douglass Boulevard is really becoming sort of the Gateway to Harlem“. A phrase we developed here at HarlemCondoLife “Your Gateway To Harlem” when we created our site. They go on to mention some of the businesses on the Boulevard including Bier International, Harlem Flo, Harlem Vintage, MCMB Cleaners, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Nectar, Lido Restaurant and Bar all of which we have mentioned and reviewed here at HCL. They also include short interview clips with owners Jai Jai Greenfield of Harlem Vintage, Louis Gagliano of Harlem Flo, Marcelo Orbe of MCMB Cleaners and Selene Martinez of 5 and Diamond. Here is a link to the video clip NY1 video clip.
This area continues to stay in the news and get more recognition. Congratulations to the businesses mentioned in this report and to all of the businesses on FDB and the surrounding area.
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Looks like a new Wine Bar will be coming to Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Through the grapevine we have been told that the empty retail space between 113th and 114th in the Gateway Towers will soon be home to another Wine Bar.
More news on this as it develops.
And don’t forget two of our other great existing spots on FDB for good wine.. Nectar Wine Bar and 67 Orange.
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You do not want to miss this special event at Nectar Wine Bar Saturday October 22nd. Join the Nectar team as they turn over the kitchen to Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson. Experience why he won Rocco’s Dinner Party with his flair at turning the ordinary into extraordinary. Guests will be delighted with four pairs of food & wine from Napa’s handcrafted Joseph Carr Winery. Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson & Joseph Carr will engage guests with their insights on this autumnal menu of culinary delights.
We are long time fans of both Nectar and Harlem Vintage (see our original review NECTAR) and look forward to enjoying another one of their wine dinners. The last event I attended was several years ago at Amy Ruth’s Restaurant (upstairs) that HarlemVintage collaborated with Amy Ruth’s and it was delicious!
Nectar Pairing Event – at Nectar Wine Bar 2235 frederick Douglass Blvd #212-961-9622.
Date – Saturday, October 22, 2011
At 6PM there will be a Champagne Reception. The Pairing Presentation will be at 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets are $50 per person (order online at nectarpairingevent.eventbrite.com)
See you there!
* Deejay Amanda Diva will be spinning at Saturday Spin After Party.
Limited number of seats available – Get yours today!
Saturday Spin After Party with
TV Personality/ Artist / Deejay Amanda Diva
Open to Public – free admission
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