American Express and National Trust for Historic Preservation Announce 25 Recipients of $1 Million Supporting Small Historic Restaurants Grant Program

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Express (NYSE:AXP) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the 25 independent U.S. historic restaurants that will collectively receive $1 million in grants under the Backing Historic Small Restaurants grant program. .

Now in its second year, the program will award each establishment $40,000 in funding to help improve physical restaurant space and provide beneficiaries with critical operating costs to help them better serve their customers and grow their businesses. activities.

“Support small historic restaurants” and “Support small international restaurants” are part of American Express’ wider Small stand initiative to provide small businesses with financial support and other resources to meet critical needs. Small stand builds on American Express’ heritage of supporting small businesses, which includes initiatives such as Buy smallthe Coalition to Support Black Businessand the Stand included grant program.

“These establishments have served their communities for decades and represent a diverse set of cuisines and cultures that are integral to the fabric of their neighborhoods,” said Madge Thomas, president of the American Express Foundation and chief corporate sustainability officer. . “Supporting small businesses is at the core of who we are, and we’re proud to support these historically significant restaurants in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.”

These grants will help historic restaurants make much-needed updates like creating outdoor seating, address deferred maintenance of their historic spaces to help serve their communities for years to come, and fund new projects. other general operating and marketing costs.

“The National Trust is pleased to partner with American Express in recognizing the irreplaceable value of these multi-generational small businesses that are often at the center of their communities. These small restaurants not only reflect the history of their neighborhoods, but also their future. They represent the dynamic and vibrant nature of preservation today, relevant to clients while being deeply rooted in the heritage of coming together around good food,” said Katherine Malone-France, Director of Preservation, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Backing Historic Small Restaurants grant program is funded by American Express and administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 25 recipients were selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from a diverse group of historically and culturally significant restaurants that have been in business for at least 25 years and operate in historic buildings or neighborhoods. They include restaurants like Penn Brewery, which is majority-owned by women and operates from a facility that dates back to the 1800s.

“The community is very important to Penn Brewery, especially supporting local non-profit groups that help new artists and musicians, as well as raising awareness of the neighborhood’s history. We’re very excited for our guests to see what the space will look like now that we have an option for covered outdoor seating, thanks to American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. – Penn Brewery and Restaurant

Beneficiaries “Supporting small historic restaurants”

Antoine’s restaurant

New Orleans, LA

B&H Dairy Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

New York, NY

Black Forest Inn

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chinese King’s Restaurant

Leesburg, Virginia

El Adobe Mexican Grill

Atoka, okay

The Glen Rock Mill Inn

Glen Rock, Pennsylvania

Golden Burro Cafe

Leadville, Colorado

The Inn of Harmony

Harmony, Pennsylvania

Hi-Way Coffee

Vinita, okay.

The Historic Magnolia House

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Irish Rover

Louisville, Kentucky

Khalil’s Middle Eastern Restaurant

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

La Segunda Bakery

Tampa, Florida

Max’s Taphouse

Baltimore, MD

Miller’s Soul Food

Dublin, Georgia

At Mr. Henry’s

washington d.c.

Nancy’s Silver Cafe

Silver City, New Mexico

Penn Brewery and Restaurant

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Restaurant Saratoga

Terre Haute, IN

Restaurant Schwabl’s

Buffalo, NY

The beach

Hi Hi

Super Burgers Stamps

Jackson, MS

Teshima Restaurant

Hello, hello

Welton Street Cafe

Denver, CO

To learn more about the 25 historic institutions receiving this year’s grants, please visit


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