SBA to Close Two Business Recovery Centers; Remaining Centers Close Jan. 21 in Observance of MLK Day

Jan 11, 2013, 16:10 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity the Business Recovery Centers located at 1 Beard Street in Brooklyn will close Saturday, Jan. 12 and another at 2350 Broad Hollow Road in Farmingdale, NY will close Sunday, Jan. 13.  In addition, the remaining Business Recovery Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King's Holiday and will re-open the following day. 


The Centers that will cease operations are indicated below:

Kings County
1 Beard Street (Coney Island Room)
Brooklyn, New York 11231
Hours:   9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12
Closing:  Saturday, Jan. 12 at the close of business

Nassau County
Farmingdale State College
SBDC Training Center
2350 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY  11735
Hours:    10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 & Sunday, Jan. 13
ClosingSunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

Businesses are encouraged to visit the remaining centers for program information and one-on-one assistance in completing their applications.  

Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at

Additional information on the disaster loan program can be obtained by calling SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to  Loan application forms can be downloaded from

The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is January 28, 2013.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: 404-331-0333

Release Number: 13-187 NY 13365/13366

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration