Congratulations to Ritchard Fox on receiving a Minor Facade Improvement award for the replacement of awnings at 112-116 North Street. When asked to share a few words on his experience with the City of Groton new grant program, Mr. Fox shared the following:
“Hello, I’m Ritchard Fox, owner of 112-116 North St in Groton City I would like to share a bit of my experience dealing with the City of Groton and the new Minor Facade Improvement Grant Program.
First of all I would like to thank Cierra Patrick our Economic Development Manager for personally introducing herself to my 3 tenants and making us all aware of this new grant program.
My family has owned the property at the top of the hill since the mid-60’s. My Mom, Dad and brother ran the House of Good Spirits for more than 25 years. Today there are 3 local businesses there and all 3 have been great tenants for more than a decade and nearly everyone working there is a resident of Groton.
- Jon at K&J Upholstery is a master of fine furniture re-upholstery.
- The always pleasant Elizabeth at “Alterations by Elizabeth” can make alterations invisible.
- And Sanjay and his team keep everybody’s spirits high with my parent’s former store “Hilltop Wine & Spirits”.
The Minor Facade Improvement grant has enabled me to replace the weather-beaten and torn-up awnings with brand new ones that definitely dress up the storefronts. I hope my fellow Groton City business owners do the same.
Come on by and check us out…we’re on the hill but on the level too.”
~ Ritchard Fox.
For more information on this grant program please contact Cierra Patrick, City of Groton Economic Development Specialist at Patrickc@CityofGroton-CT.gov