City reveals first seven winners of business grants

Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The Police Department is in the back, on Forest Avenue.

By the Daily Post staff

A Japanese restaurant, a women’s boutique and a hair salon are among the first Palo Alto businesses to receive grants from the city to help recover from the coronavirus business downturn.

The businesses were selected in a drawing two weeks ago, and after the information in their applications was verified, they received $10,000 each.

The city intends to hand out $500,000.

The city is announcing the grantees on a rolling basis, and the first seven were announced on Friday. They are:

• Jin Sho Restaurant, 454 California Ave.
• Leaf & Petal, women’s boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories, 439 California Ave.
• Eye on Vision Optometry, 442 Ramona St.
• Opus Arcade, a hair salon, 460 Cambridge Ave.
• PIP Printing, 2233 El Camino Real
• RS Gallery & Framing, 628 Emerson St.
• Simply Be Beautiful, a beauty salon, 530A University Ave.

The city is still accepting grant applications from businesses. For information about how to apply, go to