‘Love Local’ launches to help National Landing businesses
$1,000 grants will aid restaurants, small businesses in Arlington community
National Landing Business Improvement District and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington have launched a $100,000 joint relief initiative, Love Local, which will assist struggling restaurants and small businesses in Arlington’s National Landing neighborhood with minimum $1,000 grants.
“Restaurants and small businesses are the backbone of our community in National Landing – and without a doubt they are an essential ingredient to our recovery and future. We are grateful for our partnership with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, who will help us distribute this critical funding as just one small step towards building back an even stronger National Landing district,” said Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, president and executive director of the National Landing BID. “It is our hope that through community initiatives like ‘Love Local,’ we can continue to provide a lifeline to help our local restaurants and small businesses survive, thrive or just simply support their employees.”
The funding is intended to help qualified small businesses and restaurants cover pay for restaurant workers or necessary operator-related expenses. Applications will be accepted until March 28 at nationallanding.org/lovelocal.
In spring 2020, National Landing BID partnered with Arlington County on a small business grant program that assisted more than 70 local businesses.
Home to Amazon.com Inc.’s under-construction HQ2 East Coast headquarters campus, National Landing is comprised of the Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard-Arlington neighborhoods.