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COVID TESTING

As of March 31, 2023, the Revere PCR COVID testing site at the American Legion Building will be permanently closed. View Other Testing Options

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Small Business Development

The Department of Planning & Community Development operates a variety of programs designed to support the resilience and growth of Revere small businesses. Need language assistance? Call Revere 311 (781-286-8311) for support.

Signage and Facade Design Improvement Programs

City of Revere Signage Design Improvement Program

Well-designed storefront and signage can improve consumers’ perception and experience within a commercial district, increase foot traffic, create safer streets, and expand product diversification within the marketplace. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), The City of Revere’s Department of Planning & Community Development will grant up to $7,500 to eligible small business owners for signage-only improvements, in the Broadway and Shirley Avenue Business Districts. The City has contracted with Urban Planners Gamble Associates and Omloop to provide free design consultation services to property and small business owners, which is a requirement to utilize the program. If interested, please complete our program application here.

City of Revere Facade Design Improvement Program

Vibrant and attractive downtown or commercial business districts are fundamental in providing residents access to quality goods and services. Well-designed storefront and signage can improve consumers’ perception and experience within a commercial district, increase foot traffic, create safer streets, and expand product diversification within the marketplace. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), The City of Revere’s Department of Planning & Community Development will grant up to $50,000 to eligible small business owners for facade and signage-only improvements, in the Broadway and Shirley Avenue Business Districts.  If interested, please complete our program application here.

City of Revere’s Storefront and Signage Program Info Sessions links (English) (Spanish) (Video) (Audio)

The Revere DPCD Business Survey is now open

Revere Department of Planning and Community Development has launched a 2023 Business Survey, targeting all Revere businesses – large and small – to better understand the challenges they are currently facing as we enter 2023. The survey covers questions related to Employment/Workforce Development, Business/Capital Investment, and the ways in which the City of Revere can help the support the business community. It is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic, and will be live until February 13th. The survey can be found at www.revere.org/DPCDsurvey.

Broadway and Shirley Ave Businesses Technical Support Program 

Small business owners operating on Broadway and Shirley Ave can apply for free technical assistance in three content areas: financial management, marketing & merchandising, and business expansion strategies to improve business operations and promote curb appeal to consumers walking or driving along Broadway or Shirley Ave.

English Application

Spanish Application

 

Register your business with the City of Revere Small Business Registry

The City of Revere is creating a Small Business Registry that will be forwarded by request to developers, hospitality providers and other entities that are looking to conduct business with other Revere businesses.  Register online today - https://forms.gle/u3wmWPz8V4J9uvKN8 

Mass Save Energy Reduction Program for Small Business 

Reduce overhead costs, increase profit margins, and boost the comfort of your customers and employees. The Mass Save energy program offers up to 70% off on efficiency upgrades on insulation, refrigeration, lighting, and electronics. Contact a Mass Save representative today at masssave.com/northsuffolk  or call 617-485-0789. 

 

Getting Started

Existing and new businesses, including those seeking brick and mortar locations, are encouraged to contact the following staff and offices to learn more about requirements and resources such as licensing, permitting, inspectional, and/or business development assistance:

Business Development

For one-stop guidance on zoning, permitting, leasing, business planning, and related issues, contact John Festa, Business Liaison for the City of Revere.

Licensing Commission

For one-stop guidance on license renewals, events, food trucks, and related issues, contact Maggie Haney, Licensing Clerk for the Revere License Commission.

Additional Resources

City Grant Programs

The City offers a range of one-time and ongoing financial assistance programs to eligible Revere businesses. Click below for more information about eligibility and deadlines, where applicable.

City of Revere Signage Design Improvement Program

Well-designed storefront and signage can improve consumers’ perception and experience within a commercial district, increase foot traffic, create safer streets, and expand product diversification within the marketplace. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), The City of Revere’s Department of Planning & Community Development will grant up to $7,500 to eligible small business owners for signage-only improvements, in the Broadway and Shirley Avenue Business Districts. The City has contracted with Urban Planners Gamble Associates and Omloop to provide free design consultation services to property and small business owners, which is a requirement to utilize the program. If interested, please complete our program application here.

Technical Assistance Resources

A network of local and regional service providers are available to support businesses and emerging entrepreneurs with technical assistance. See below for upcoming webinars, business coaching opportunities, or other resources tailored to Revere business owners.

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Contact Information
John Festa
Business Liaison; Director, Signage & Storefront Program

781-286-8194 EXT. 20318
Frank Stringi
Chief Planner; Zoning Coordinator
(781) 286-8183
Department of Inspectional Services
Zoning, Permitting & Licensing
(781) 286-8149
Building Department
(781) 286-8196
License Commission
(781) 286-8165
Fire Department
(781) 286-8366
Office of the City Clerk
Business Registration
(781) 286-8160
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