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Handcrafted Furniture by Elmore Holmes

ID: ED20140702
Inner City Economic Development Loan
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Handcrafted Furniture by Elmore Holmes is seeking a $25,000 Inner City Economic Development (ICED) Loan to help the furniture maker with facade improvements.

The ICED loan would complete a combined $250,000 investment into the Broad Avenue Building.

Last year, Elmore Holmes purchased a 4,000 square-foot building at 2542 Broad Avenue despite the fact that a fire had previously damaged the property.

Holmes has invested more than $225,000 renovating the building to include a workshop, retail area and upstairs apartment.

The ICED Loan would allow Holmes to completely renovate the outside facade of the building including adding new windows, awning and wood structure.

Handcrafted Furniture by Elmore Holmes was founded in 2000 by life-long Memphian Elmore Holmes. Holmes’ woodworking education includes courses at the Country Workshops crafts school in North Carolina, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and a great deal of independent study.

Loan Term:

3 year

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Projected New Jobs:

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Loan Use:

Facade Improvement

Total Projected Capital Investment:

Real Property:
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Machinery & Equipment:

Furniture, Fixtures, Office:
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Fees & Soft Costs:
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Permanent Working Capital:
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Handcrafted Furniture by Elmore Holmes

2542 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112