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March 14, 2008                                          
Charles Walker
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 BRISC “DELIVERS”tO PLUM POMIDOR RESTAURANT

       

New York, NY – The family-owned and operated Plum Pomidor Restaurant got a big boost to its expansion plans today when it was awarded a $250,000 Business Resource & Investment Center (BRISC) loan.

 The successful 58-seat restaurant in Washington Heights was started just over a year ago. Plum Pomidor Restaurant serves healthy, contemporary eclectic style food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The restaurant has a full service kitchen with a small-scale bakery and homemade pasta production, as well as a delivery/take out station. In addition to food service the business strives to involve high quality community resources, such as local artists and performers, to attract customers. The owners are planning an expansion of the restaurants services to include catering and expanded take out and delivery service. The $250,000 loan is for working capital and new equipment purchases to support the expansion. 

 “The ability to enjoy quality and diverse cuisine has always been a special part of Upper Manhattan,” said Hope Knight, Executive Director of BRISC.  “That’s why we’re especially pleased to provide this loan to Plum Pomidor so that can expand its services and reach a greater number of people, while continuing to provide exemplary food to the local community.”

ABOUT BRISC

 BRISC offers start-up and/or expansion loans to qualified businesses in Upper Manhattan. Loans are from $50,000 to $250,000 in size, with a competitive fixed rate, a maximum seven year maturity and there isn’t a job creation requirement.  Additionally, BRISC technical assistance programs are available to ensure the sustainability, profitability and growth of small businesses in the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Technical assistance includes consulting services, workshops, seminars and access to a large “how-to” library.  

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