GROTON — The owners of the Salt and Light Café on Main Street are another step closer to owning the property where their business operates.
Recently, the cafe was approved for a $206,000 loan by the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, in partnership with Main Street Bank. The cafe is located at 159 Main St. and the loan will ensure employment of three full time and three part time employees, according to a press release from NCMDC.
Salt and Light Café opened in 2015 by Josiah and Linda Coleman, who also own Coleman Catering. Josiah is the executive chef, while Linda oversees operations for the cafe and catering company.
According to NCMDC, the cafe uses only fresh ingredients and provides a relaxing environment for guests to relax and linger while enjoying bold, eclectic dishes that fuels and inspires those served.
“When we opened Salt and Light, we wanted to create an environment where customers feel welcomed as our friends,” Josiah Coleman said in the press release. “Through the support of the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, in partnership with Main Street Bank, we can cement our roots in downtown Groton as a place to enjoy savory cuisine with family and friends.”
In addition to providing food, the cafe also boasts a small retail boutique area with items for sale from local makers, artists, farms and businesses.
NCMDC is a microloan lender and can provide small businesses with up to $250,000 for working capital, real estate, equipment, inventory and expansion. Working with their banking partners can provide gap financing for the final piece of a project. NCMDC is the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.