Sumner Tunnel

From July 5-August 31, the Sumner Tunnel will be closed for restorations.Plan ahead.

NEW HOURS

Revere City Hall Departments will now be open on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:00 PM to better serve our residents. Fridays will now be closed.

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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.

Monthly Announcements

City of Revere Small Business Loan Program

The Revere Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has announced their 2023 Small Business Loan Program. In general, the loan limit will be $35,000. For loan requests determined to have significant job and business growth potential, the loan limit may be extended up to a maximum of $75,000.

If you are interested, the application is available here in English and Spanish. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

You can read more about the program's policies and procedures here (English) and aquí (español).

Branding Broadway

The Department of Planning & Community Development (DPCD) has been working with Gamble Associates and OMloop, Urban Planners to develop  a Wayfinding Campaign and Brand for Broadway.  A series of design iterations have been created for the corridor.  Participate in the Branding process to help DPCD staff select the final  colors, pattern and shape for the wayfinding signage here at Broadway Branding Project Survey. The survey will close on June 23, 2023.

The Branding of Broadway is part of a larger economic initiative to stimulate economic recovery for the Broadway Corridor.  For more information contact the smallbusiness@revere.org.

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. 

The Urban League of Massachusetts partnered with Interise bring you NextStage Acelerar  

Using InterRise's StreetWise 'MBA' curriculum, the program provides North Shore based small business owners with knowledge, know-how, and networks needed for business growth and expansion. Program offerings and materials are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit here for the program flyer.

Small Business Workshops Hosted by South Eastern Economic Development Corporation (SEED)

Two small business virtual workshops will be hosted by SEED. In this free, virtual workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of owning a business. Topics will include putting together a business plan, getting business financing, and marketing. The workshop will also provide information on the many business assistance resources that are available to entrepreneurs locally and regionally. The May 30th workshop is available here and the June 1st workshop is available here.

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

Grant Opportunities

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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