Brato hiring after receiving CARES Act Loan from BLDC

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen in Brighton has announced it is hiring for the spring and summer after securing a $76,500 CARES Act loan through the Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC). Last year, the BLDC received a $693,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Boston.

“After such a challenging year for Boston’s small businesses, especially our local restaurants, it is hopeful news to see Brato hiring again,” said Bill Nickerson, General Manager of the BLDC. “The CARES Act funding that BLDC received is helping us support both our small businesses and our local residents looking for work. We will continue to work so that Boston’s businesses can recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and support our neighborhoods.”

Brato is hiring for a variety of positions. For more information visit Brato’s website at

The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) works to increase employment opportunities for Boston residents by providing small business loans with a focus on commercial, industrial, and service companies. Over the last twenty years, the BLDC has provided over $20 million in small business loans. These loans have successfully leveraged over $95 million through collaborations with Boston’s banking community. The loan funds have helped to create or retain over 3,500 Boston jobs. BLDC loans can be used to support the working capital needs of a growing small business, assist in the purchase of a new business property, fund construction of leasehold improvements, purchase new equipment and machinery, construct an addition to an existing plant, and provide for expanded inventories. The BLDC coordinates with Boston’s banking community to provide gap financing through subordinated debt.