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Storefront Improvements

Learn about resources for signage and storefront improvements for your business.


In a city like Boston, preserving and improving historic facades and storefronts is a strategic way to increase the vitality of commercial districts and individual businesses.

As any successful business owner will tell you, the more welcoming the front of your business, the more likely you are to be successful. ReStore Boston provides critical design assistance, signage grants and key storefront improvement matching grants for exterior design and renovation of commercial facades in Boston’s neighborhoods.

Grants are given for exterior finishes, repair and replacement of storefront windows and/or doors, new signage, lighting for the building and for signs, removal of solid roll-down grates, and installation of awnings.

Learn more about the design guidelines

To inquire about how you can improve your facade and signage, contact Steven Rumpler by email or 617-635-0462.

Design Services

To help small business owners create the best first impression possible, the Office of Small Business Development offers dedicated Design Services unit to provide business and property owners’ access to necessary resources, including architects and graphic designers, to make their storefront improvements, signs, business logos and websites a reality.

Design Services supports businesses with concept development, review and approval at the City’s various landmark and historic commissions, and development of attractive and compelling graphic representations that will help them grow and thrive.

For more information, contact Steven Rumpler by email or 617-632-0462.