Hey Dubuque! Gather 'round because there's some major excitement brewing downtown! Dubuque Main Street just handed out its very first Dubuque County Swap Grant, and it's causing quite the buzz!

Tom Kann, the proud proprietor of 950 Main Street, just scored a sweet $10,000 for sprucing up his ground-floor gem, Makers Mark. If you haven't heard of it yet, Makers Mark is an art studio open to all, adding a splash of creativity to our city streets!

But here's the kicker: the Dubuque County Swap Grant isn't a one-off deal. Thanks to our visionary County Commissioners, Dubuque Main Street is set to dole out a whopping $130,000 by the end of 2025. Talk about a major boost for our local business owners and building buffs!

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Danielle Jacobs, the mastermind behind Dubuque Main Street, couldn't be more thrilled about this milestone. She's all about honoring our city's rich history while paving the way for new dreams to flourish. With $90,000 already invested in preservation projects, the momentum is truly building.

And that's not all! Dubuque Main Street isn't stopping at the Swap Grant. They've got a treasure trove of resources ready to help turn your business dreams into reality. From Facade Grants to Retail Build-Out Grants, they've got the tools to make it happen.

So, if you've got a vision for downtown Dubuque, now's the time to seize the moment! Swing by Dubuque Main Street's website to learn more and get in on the action. Let's keep building our city's future, one dream at a time!

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