Local businesses win grant money

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SOUTH HUNTSVILLE – We are proud to announce the winners of the Façade Improvement Grant Program, sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union. Façade Improvement Grants are awarded to business owners who applied for the grant and demonstrated the positive impacts individual building improvements to their storefront could have on overall appearance, quality, growth and vitality of the South Huntsville district. The Façade Improvement Grant will provide up to 2:1 matching grant funds for eleven projects with grant awards ranging from $800 – $4,000. The total economic impact of all of these projects combined is a $184,000 investment in the South Huntsville community.


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The following businesses and or shopping centers will be utilizing the matching grant funds to complete façade renovations, building enhancements, or landscape improvements. They include:

  • Angel’s Island Coffee Shop
  • Apollo Animal Hospital,
  • Buddy’s Diner
  • Das Stahl Bie rhaus
  • Earth Touch Garden Center
  • Eleanor Murphy Library
  • 8200 Memorial Parkway
  • Off the Rack Boutique
  • Main Street South
  • Sabghi’s Jewelers
  • Village Center

“The Façade Improvement Grants are contributing to a positive business environment in South Huntsville,” shared Bekah Schmidt, Executive Director for the South Huntsville Main Business Association.

“Through the grant, we are encouraging the revitalization of buildings and supporting business improvement. We look forward to seeing these projects completed over the next six months, and greatly appreciate our presenting sponsor, Redstone Federal Credit Union for making this all possible.”

John Cook, Redstone’s Vice President for Lending, says Redstone congratulates all the recipients and looks forward to seeing the impact these revitalizations will have on the area.

More information, including the application and grant requirements can be found at:

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