A Sweet Treat for Frayser
Gwendolyn Louise Smith, dba Lula’s Frozen Treats, was awarded an $18,000 Inner City Economic Development (ICED) Loan to help remodel the interior, add a patio, and install ADA compatible restrooms at 1750 Frayser Boulevard. Total project costs are estimated to be $37,211.
Lula’s Frozen Treats, named for Ms. Smith’s mother, will be an ice cream shop designed to appeal to children. It will have a bright, colorful interior, and an outdoor seating area. The shop is intended to be a neighborhood destination year-round, offering a fun, safe and family friendly atmosphere.
The loan will help Ms. Smith renovate the 1,200 square foot space in the 1963 building and hire two employees. The location requires conversion from an office space to a restaurant space. This includes a plumbing upgrade and wall reconfiguration, in addition to exterior improvements. Once the project is complete, this long vacant property will be 100% occupied with a barber school, dentist office, and law office as neighbors. The project is supported by the Frayser Exchange Club.