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SHEBOYGAN — The Harbor Centre Sheboygan Business Improvement District (BID) has awarded a total of $47,000 in grants to a dozen of its members within its Downtown, Riverfront and South Pier District.

The Harbor Centre Sheboygan BID is a partnership of the district's business owners to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development and promotion of the commercial district. This year's recipients mark the first of the BID's new grant program aimed at funding opportunities for events, activities, projects and improvements within the district.

The 2021 winners and amounts include:

  • Above & Beyond Children’s Museum: ADA-accessible Purple Octopus Playground ($10,000)
  • Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO): Night Market ($10,000)
  • Legend Larry’s, Local Press Eatery, Trattoria Stefano, Il Ritrovo: 8th Streatery ($7,500)
  • City of Sheboygan: City Green and Library Holiday Lights ($7,012)
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Midsummer Festival of the Arts ($5,000)
  • GM’s Bar: Outdoor painted mural ($3,333)
  • Mainstream Boutique: Boo-Tique Crawl ($1,200)
  • Seven Ages Theatricals: Theater in the Park ($1,000)
  • Carthryn Company: Grand Opening ($1,000)
  • Aventuron, Grand Re-Opening ($750)
  • Mead Public Library: Story Walk ($490.27)

“We all want to be a part of a vibrant community with public events, arts and culture, all-ages entertainment, accessible services, shopping options, dining experiences, employment opportunities, and lots of foot traffic,” said Paul Rudnick, owner of Rudnick Jewelers and BID president, in a release. “Our board is proud to continue to invest in our members’ efforts to increase business and make our District a thriving center of our community.”

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