ORLANDO, Fla. — A Brevard County soul food restaurant plans to open a second location in Orlando.
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Loyd Have Mercy Orlando applied for funding through the Small Business Façade, Site Improvement, and Adaptive Reuse Program and received approval last week.
The program would include electrical, mechanical and safety improvements at the Dezerland Action Park Orlando location.
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FSARP is an interest-free deferred loan that will match loan funds to offset the costs of design improvement expenses like painting, lighting and signs.
According to city records, the restaurant also qualified for the Business Assistance Program.
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The city will loan 50% to 80% of the project’s total cost within the program.
Loyd Have Mercy originally opened in Titusville and is known for its home-cooked soul food for takeout and catering.
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Owner Andrew Loyd said they plan to open this summer on International Drive.
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