Most of the loans given to Wilton Manors businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program have been forgiven.

The Gazette, using a search tool provided by ProPublica, an independent investigative journalism website, found that of the 40 largest federal loans issued to businesses using a Wilton Manors address, 32 were forgiven. 

A program launched in 2020 during the Trump administration, PPP loans were part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $793 billion program was implemented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

A total of 1,430 jobs were reported among the top 40 loans with $8.8 million flowing into the City of Wilton Manors. 

The status of some of the city’s PPP loans has yet to be disclosed. Topping that list is Cubas Enterprise, LLC, a personal services company that was approved for a $694,721 loan through New Jersey-based Cross River Bank on May 11, 2020. Florida’s Division of Corporation lists Cubas Enterprise as an inactive limited liability company.

Here is the list of the Wilton Manors Top 40 PPP Loans (Red Denotes Undisclosed Loan Status):

  1. Kids In Distress, Inc., $1.2 million, Forgiven March 12, 2021, 138 jobs
  2. Kids In Distress, Inc., $1.1 million, Forgiven April 13, 2020, 151 jobs
  3. Cubas Enterprise, LLC., $694,721, Not Disclosed, 32 jobs
  4. Horton/Jones Electrical Contractors, $478,800, Forgiven March 5, 2021, 41 jobs
  5. A Brand New Start, $373,142, Forgiven June 16, 2022, 26 jobs
  6. South Florida Symphony Orchestra, $320,000, Not Disclosed, 275 jobs
  7. Sunshine Social Services, Inc. (SunServe), $300,000, Forgiven April 29, 2021, 38 jobs
  8. Ethos Wilton Manors, $265,681, Forgiven Jan. 28, 2022, 32 jobs
  9. A Brand New Start, $264,822, Forgiven Jan. 25, 2022, 26 jobs
  10. Access Insurance Underwriter, $249,923, Forgiven Nov. 27, 2020, 23 jobs
  11. Poverello Center, $241,564, Forgiven Feb. 23, 2021, 27 jobs
  12. Poverello Center, $239,400, Forgiven April 9, 2020, 15 jobs
  13. Gregory B. Taylor, P.A., $230,182, Forgiven March 18, 2021, 14 jobs
  14. Top Cat Cleaning Services, LLC, $213,053, Forgiven July 14, 2021, 42 jobs
  15. Graphics Unit, Inc. $200,000, Not Disclosed, 6 jobs
  16. South Florida Institute On Aging, $191,020, Forgiven Jan. 6, 2021, 16 jobs
  17. Ethos Wilton Manors, $179,000, Forgiven Jan. 19, 2021, 39 jobs
  18. San Gallan, Inc. (Bravo Peruvian Kitchen), $178,521, Not Disclosed, 32 jobs
  19. Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale, $177,200, Forgiven July 26, 2021, 21 jobs
  20. Axis Medical Education, Inc., $171,400, Forgiven April 2, 2021, 8 jobs
  21. Imperial Cleaning Corp., $158,700, Forgiven July 2, 2021, 152 jobs
  22. Arbor Pet Hospital, $156,115, Forgiven May 19, 2021, 18 jobs
  23. Spartacus Night Club, LLC, $151,000, Forgiven Oct. 7, 2021, 39 jobs
  24. San Gallan, Inc. (Bravo Peruvian Kitchen), $122,565, Forgiven July 12, 2021, 32 jobs
  25. Four Dog Cafe & Wine Bar, LLC, $112,000, Forgiven May 19, 2021, 19 jobs
  26. D.O.G. Franchise, $111,080, Not Disclosed, 8 jobs
  27. Spartacus Night Club, LLC, $105,000, Forgiven Jan. 11, 2022, 35 jobs
  28. International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, $96,946, Forgiven March 2, 2021, 6 jobs
  29. Dog Marketing LLC, $80,487, Not Disclosed, 7 jobs
  30. Mullet Mullet Inc., $74,900, Forgiven July 2, 2021, 9 jobs
  31. Manor Bowl Inc., $72,128, Forgiven Jan. 27, 2021, 16 jobs
  32. Dean Trantalis, Esquire, $71,800, Forgiven, Dec. 22, 2020, 5 jobs
  33. M Angela Madden LLC, $71,486, Forgiven Sept. 7, 2021, 5 jobs
  34. KPB Services Co. International, $68,750, Forgiven Feb. 2, 2021, 10 jobs.
  35. KPB Services Co. International, $69,268, Not Disclosed, 10 jobs
  36. Professional Process Servers and Investigators, Inc., $65,397, Forgiven Feb. 10, 2021, 21 jobs
  37. Green Construction Technologies, Inc., $62,500, Forgiven June 10, 2021, 7 jobs
  38. Affluence In Motion, Inc., $52,530, Not Disclosed, 11 jobs
  39. Resolution Wireless, LLC, $52,500, Forgiven May 20, 2021, 3 jobs
  40. Lotus Chinese Kitchen, $52,340, Forgiven Jan. 7, 2021, 15 jobs

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