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Check our Explore 6th Ave page for a list of 6th Ave Businesses! 6th Ave features a unique and eclectic mix of retail shops from vintage to new, cafes to fine dining, specialty spirits, live music venues, game shops, relaxation and pampering opportunities, dance and event halls, and more, 6th Ave is Tacoma’s go-to place for an entertaining evening or a refreshing daytime walk! Follow us on Facebook.com/6thAveTacoma for fun stuff to do every day.
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March 27th Congressmen Denny Heck and Neil Bradley Executive VP US Chamber of Commerce answered some questions and gave information on how business could get relief from impacts due to COVID-19. Denny Heck confirmed CARES Act 2020 (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Safety) $2.2 Trillion to go to individuals and Families. $1,200.00 per individual earning up to $75,000.00, $2,400.00 for married couples earning up to $150,000.00 and $500.00 per child. This Act is to encourage spending, when money received put money back into the economy.
As far as businesses looking for relief- business including sole proprietor, 501(c)3, and 1099 employees may be eligible for a loan through Small Business Administration and 7(A) Lenders appointed by Treasury. 350 Billion in job retention loans may be available. Loans are 100% Federally insured, however banks will not be required to loan. Business could borrow up to two and ½ months of average pay roll expense not to exceed 10 Million. If using proceeds to pay rent, utilities, and employees, loan may be forgiven or granted. Employees should hopefully be rehired. If there is a reduction in employee head count and reduced pay it may affect amount eligible. If business has an established Financial Institution, check with them regarding any loan options.
The answers will be coming. Denny Heck referenced one of his favorite prayers “God grant me patience and grant it to me now”. As these are unchartered waters Officials are still developing expertise, clarity, speed and direction with relief loan. As the hardship from COVID-19 happened so fast they are working on expediting relief. On the US Chamber website there will be a checklist/formulas to see if a business qualifies and what they will need to apply. Information should be available soon as far as where to go to obtain loans. The loans are designed to be fast and hopefully will have same day funding.
If business already has an SBA loan the new loan would be separate. If it was obtained in February there is a possibility it could be rolled over.
As far as returning to work by Easter, when we return to work should be based off of scientific evidence and should not be political consideration.
District office of Denny Heck 253-533-8332
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Below you will see examples of what 2019 had to offer. See you in 2020 for even more!
6th Annual Santa Parade!
Sunday, 12/8/19 | from State St. to Alder, along 6th Ave!
Small Business Saturday!
Saturday, 11/30/19 | Shop Local! Shop Small! Shop Awesome! — All Along the Ave!
See our Facebook Event for more Details.
6th Ave Sidewalk Sale!
Saturday, 8/31/19, Noon to 6, State to Alder!
Art on the Ave!
Thanks for Attending our 2nd Annual Wine Walk!
You Walked, You Drank, You Shopped, You Sipped, You Dined! You Were Awesome!
Thanks for attending our 2nd Wine Walk! Check social media to learn about more specials from you favorite shops and wineries, and to see if you are a lucky raffle winner! Can’t wait for next year.
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How to Get Here
The 6th Ave district spans a walkable area from State to Alder streets with an extended area of Sprague to Stevens streets. There are multiple routes to reach any of our 6th Ave businesses. Walk, bike, or take one of the ubiquitous scooters that line the Ave.
6th Ave offers street parking on the Ave and concentrated side street parking throughout the district. Some establishments offer valet parking in the evenings. There is a pay parking lot in the heart of the district available by the hour as well as by the month. Of course, if you’re planning on spending the evening, we recommend Uber or Lyft or Pierce Transit (No. 1 Bus) — no parking or ticketing woes.
Hold Your Event or Meeting on 6th Ave!
6th Ave offers many meeting and event opportunities from early morning to late night. Many of our dining establishments offer meeting and event spaces. We also have event hall focused venues available for meetings, parties, fundraisers, large or small events, or weddings.
Explore Art & Open Spaces
6th Ave is its own unique walking experience for both two-legged and four-legged friends. Discover a variety of murals and practical artwork created by local artists including local schools! More fun outdoor scenery nearby: University of Puget Sound hosts art events in its library and Kittredge Gallery, and outdoor activities are available to the east at Wright Park and to the west at Jefferson Park.