New London ― Mike Zaccaro, co-owner of Tox Brewing Co., said the $10,000 grant he received from the Women’s Business Development Council will go toward revitalizing his outdoor alleyway into a European-style beer garden.

The business, at 635 Broad St. for the past four years, is in the process of moving and expanding to the first floor of a new development at 123 Bank St.

Zaccaro was among five business owners and grant recipients highlighted at an open house held by the WBDC on Wednesday morning at its 61 Bank St. office, where local businesses were invited to come learn about the city’s and WBDC’s Small Business Grant Program.

The Small Business Grant Program has provided 19 grants totaling more than $170,000 to New London-based businesses since the fall.

The other recipients were New London Ink tattoo shop; mental health services provider Emily Warner; Fred’s Shanty Restaurant; and therapist Katelyn Baez of Empowering Connections.


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