129 Fairfax Businesses Receive PIVOT Grant Funding

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FAIRFAX,VA — Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives awarded more than $16 million in PIVOT Grant funding to 1,016 county businesses affected the by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant funding was targeted to assist sectors that were most adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants ranging from $1,500 to $207,000 were awarded to business in the hotel, food service, retail and personal services, and arts and culture industries. Grant recipients reported their average loss of revenue between 2019 and 2020 was 40 percent.

“We know that the impacts to our community of this pandemic will last for years, that is why we have to continue to implement programs and opportunities to support our recovery and build a more resilient community," said Jeffrey McKay, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, in a release.

McKay went on to say that the goal of the Pivot grants was to help the businesses to weather current and future economic shocks.

"It’s the key to future growth," he said. "In response we instituted a three-pronged approach to helping our small businesses — stabilization with the RISE grant and microloan programs, return to health with the PIVOT grants, and our next program, Fairfax THRIVE, will focus on growth and getting businesses to the next level."

PIVOT is the third business recovery program the county instituted to help businesses bounce back from the negative effects of the pandemic. Along with the Microloan program and the RISE Grant program, the county has distributed more than $70 million to the local business community.

Of the 1,016 Fairfax County businesses to receive PIVOT Grant funding, the following were from the Fairfax City area:

Arts Organizations, Museums and Historical Sites

  • City of Fairfax Theatre Company ($10,000)

  • DC DanceSport Academy ($10,000)

  • Elegant Dancing, Inc. ($10,000)

  • Fairfax Choral Society, Inc. ($10,000)

  • Providence Players of Fairfax ($10,000)

  • The Fairfax Ballet Company ($10,000)

Food Services and Food Trucks

  • A and B Cafe ($18,000)

  • Bangkok Golden Thai Restaurant ($18,000)

  • Bollywood Bistro Caterers ($18,000)

  • Busaba Thai ($18,000)

  • Cafe Express ($18,000)

  • Chutzpah Deli ($18,000)

  • Glory Days Grill of Fairfax, LLC ($18,000)

  • Haagen Dazs ($18,000)

  • Jaipur Indian Cuisine ($18,000)

  • John's Cafe Inc. ($18,000)

  • Madras Chopsticks ($18,000)

  • Manhattan Pizza ($18,000)

  • Nan Jing Chinese Restaurant ($18,000)

  • Oh George! Tables & Taphouse ($18,000)

  • Pad Thai ($18,000)

  • Paradis Biryani Pointe ($18,000)

  • Saravana Palace ($18,000)

  • Simply Social ($18,000)

  • Sophia's Cafe ($18,000)

  • Sophia's Cafe Catering ($18,000)

  • Sunspot Cafe ($18,000)

  • Taco Bell at Fair Oaks Mall ($18,000)

  • The Similans Thai Eatery ($18,000)

Lodging

  • Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks ($126,400)

  • Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax ($59,600)

  • Hyatt House Falls Church ($59,200)

  • Motel 6 Springfield ($76,000)

Retail, Services and Amusements

  • 7t7 Custom Wear ($12,000)

  • Act 2 Salon Inc ($12,000)

  • Action Fitness ($12,000)

  • AK Auto Service ($12,000)

  • Alexandre De Paris ($12,000)

  • Althea Medspa ($12,000)

  • Barber of Seville ($12,000)

  • Board & Brush Fairfax ($12,000)

  • Bophary K. Ea-Lim DDS, LLC ($12,000)

  • Braddock Family Dental ($12,000)

  • Busyness ($12,000)

  • Cardinal Cleaners & Alternation ($12,000)

  • Cartoon Cuts ($12,000)

  • Chaan Thai Yoga Massage ($12,000)

  • Circle Towers Hair and Spa, LLC ($12,000)

  • Club Pilates Fair Lakes ($12,000)

  • Corner Cleaners ($12,000)

  • D Rock Salon LLC ($12,000)

  • Dariusz P Kot DDS PC ($12,000)

  • Dasom Acupuncture & Massage Therapy ($12,000)

  • Divine Nail Spa ($12,000)

  • Dollar Video Stores of Virginia Inc. ($12,000)

  • Dr. Sues MD PC ($12,000)

  • Dr. Susan Ly Od & Associates ($12,000)

  • Dr. Tewodros Gedamu & Associates ($12,000)

  • Dry Clean Nova ($12,000)

  • Dryclean 175 ($12,000)

  • Fair Center Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Fair Lakes Dry Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Fair Oaks Dental Care ($12,000)

  • Fairfax Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Fairfax Clinic LLC ($12,000)

  • FC Dental ($12,000)

  • Festival Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Glory Acupuncture Inc. ($12,000)

  • Golden Nails of Fairfax LLC ($12,000)

  • Greenbriar Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Greensleeves Florist ($12,000)

  • Guinea Road Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Hailey's Laundromat ($12,000)

  • Hair And Nail Masters ($12,000)

  • Hair By Chewy LLC ($12,000)

  • Hair Expressions of Virginia LLC ($12,000)

  • Hairmony Inc ($12,000)

  • Hoa Hau LLC/Hollywood Nails ($12,000)

  • J Kim DDS & R Kim DDS PC ($12,000)

  • J2j, Co. ($12,000)

  • JJ Watch & Jewelry Service Inc. ($12,000)

  • Kara Therapy LLC ($12,000)

  • Kitchen Design Center LLC ($12,000)

  • Lash Avenue ($12,000)

  • Lash Jolie Studio LLC ($12,000)

  • Laura Y Ki, DDS, PC ($12,000)

  • Mark K Choi DDS PC ($12,000)

  • Massage Pro ($12,000)

  • Metro Barber ($12,000)

  • Mulier ($12,000)

  • Multiflor Inc. ($12,000)

  • Nail Palace ($12,000)

  • Nail Pro ($12,000)

  • Naturadent ($12,000)

  • Northern Virginia Hardwood Supply LLC ($12,000)

  • Nova Eyes ($12,000)

  • O Chi & Live Health Center LLC ($12,000)

  • Oft Barber Shop LLC ($12,000)

  • Omg! My Nails ($12,000)

  • Optimal Chiro Rehab Center ($12,000)

  • Optimal Dental Center, Inc. ($12,000)

  • Pan Am Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Pan Am Barber & Beauty Inc. ($12,000)

  • Penta Olympic Fencing Club ($12,000)

  • Pollet Automotive ($12,000)

  • Pro Nails 3 Spa ($12,000)

  • Prosperity Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Radiance Medspa ($12,000)

  • Reflections Of You ($12,000)

  • Regal Custom Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Richway Rotonda ($12,000)

  • Rosslyn Automotive ($12,000)

  • Salon Mint ($12,000)

  • Salon Seville ($12,000)

  • Samfar Dentistry ($12,000)

  • Scout and Molly's ($12,000)

  • The Family Barber Shop ($12,000)

  • The Next Egg ($12,000)

  • TLC Cleaners ($12,000)

  • TT&PL LLC ($12,000)

  • UFC Gym Fairfax ($12,000)

  • Undeniable Boutique LLC ($12,000)

  • University Mall Theaters ($12,000)

  • University Tailor Shop ($12,000)

  • US Cleaners ($12,000)

  • Vivi Salon ($12,000)

  • Wei Liu PLLC ($12,000)

  • Wireless Bazaar LLC ($12,000)

  • Wynn Skin Clinic ($12,000)

This article originally appeared on the Fairfax City Patch