The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express have teamed up again for the third installment of the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program.

The duo will be awarding $1 million in grants to 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants across the country to help them improve, upgrade, and preserve their buildings and promote themselves online.

To be eligible for a grant, U.S. independent small restaurants must operate in historic buildings or neighborhoods, contribute to their neighborhood’s history and identity, and have a diverse story about cuisine and community in America. Formal grant applications will be accepted from restaurant owners through 11:59 p.m. on March 12, 2023. Community members are also invited to submit nominations by the same deadline.

Some of Orlando’s oldest restaurants include Tap Room at Dubsdread, Linda’s La Cantina, Gabriel’s Submarine Shop, Kappy’s Subs, Beefy King, Art’s Sandwich Shop, and Charlie’s Bakery.

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Brendan O'Connor

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