City grants and loans a business lifeline

Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar/
Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar/

Wisconsin cities across the state offered coronavirus relief grants to local businesses to make up for losses during the economic shutdown.

In southeast Wisconsin, Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant of West Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee was one recipient of 548 established small businesses that received a RESTART grant from the city.

Milwaukee distributed more than $4.1 million through the federal CARES Act starting in July. Eligible businesses had 20 or fewer employees and $2 million in annualized income. The grants were up to $15,000 for personal protective equipment, physical changes to the busin...

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