Success Stories

The Seabrook EDC continues to seek out ways to work with the business community in attracting new developments. To date, we’ve worked with three companies and have invested heavily in the re-development of a major retail area of the community.

Tookie’s Seafood > Sales Tax Abatement

With the tremendous success of Tookie’s Hamburgers, the EDC wanted to incentivize the expansion of the Tookie’s brand in our hometown. The board worked out a sales tax rebate option that would help land the expansion of the Tookie’s brand in our city first. The restaurant opened in June 2016 and has been an economic development success story for all involved.

Mario’s Pizza & Pasta > Reimbursement of Permit Fees, Façade Signage & Sales Tax

With the expansion of State Highway 146, Mario’s Pizza had to relocate quickly. They found the perfect location at 2100 NASA Parkway and asked the EDC for incentives. The Seabrook EDC Board approved a total reimbursement of $109,767.48 for façade signage, building permit, grease trap and exterior doors along with sales tax reimbursement of up to 5 years. Mario’s Pizza & Pasta opened at their new location in May 2019 and has been serving delicious mouth-watering pizza and pasta ever since. 

Merlion Thai Restaurant > Reimbursement of Permit Fees & Sales Tax

Merlion Thai Restaurant on 4th was seeking to expand their business in Old Seabrook. They found a new location on Main Street and applied for an incentive with the Seabrook EDC. The EDC Board approved the reimbursement of permit fees up to $33,252 and reimbursement of sales tax in an amount not to exceed $40,000 over the course of 10 years. The restaurant is now located at 1205 Main Street and will be open at their new location in May 2018!

Americano Cafe > Reimbursement of Sales Tax 

KIWO, located at 1929 Marvin Circle, approached the Seabrook EDC for an incentive to help with their sedimentation tank relocation. Since the expansion of State Highway 146 was going to affect their current sediment tank, they opted to purchase a new tank to relocate. The EDC granted KIWO the reimbursement of $84,209.40 for the removal of their existing sediment tank and the installation of a new tank. 

Waterfront Drive/The Point > Infrastructure Re-development

Another important area of the community is The Point. This area is known for its vibrant fish markets and eclectic eateries. With the help of a grant from the EDA for disaster recovery due to Hurricane Ike, the Seabrook EDC took on the mission to re-build The Point and bring the area into the next phase of retail growth.