Cindi Crabtree wasn’t sure about asking for money, but this seemed like the right thing to do.
In March, Crabtree went for it. She applied for a Small Business Grant through the city of Craig, and she was approved. Now, her Bear Coal Soda Fountain on the west side of town is the beneficiary of a snappy new wall-sized bear mural.
“I’ve always been cautious about doing it, you just don’t want to take money,” Crabtree said. “But this is something that’s so awesome that Craig does it for their businesses. They’ll grant you, if they approve it, 50% of your project up to $25,000.”
Crabtree tapped Identity Graphics to help install the mural, which is the soda fountain’s bear silhouette logo superimposed upon a shaded pine forest.
“I feel so fortunate they approved it,” she said. “It really will improve the building. We’re excited.”
The soda fountain has been in place since 2017 inside The Laundry on Ledford Street, which Crabtree also owns.
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