About this project
We have been in business for three years now, doing business out of two thirds of our building. We have been waiting to invest in the third floor until we knew that we had the right idea. Our team spent late nights talking about ideas for the space - selling coffee and doughnuts, renting the space out as offices, a full service restaurant, all the way to using the space to offer mail order services. But, nothing felt quite right, so we stayed committed to searching for the right decision - one that sparked enthusiasm in everyone.
From the day we came up with the idea for Three Little Pigs, we knew we wanted to work to become a destination. After reading about "third places", written about in The Good Great Place by Ray Oldenburg, we realized that to become the destination we wanted to become, we needed to create a place where the community comes together.
That is what we are building. We are building a place where we can host themed dinners, private luncheons, wedding showers, large scale butchery classes, food and wine tastings, classes on all types of food, even football Sundays. This is a place for all of the great people in our community to meet and have a great time!
Your help will go towards the much needed tables, chairs, doors, and the equipment and tools we need to teach and host our guests. We are investing our money to pay for the renovations, but that money will only get us a blank canvas - we need your help so we can get the paint, too. 15k is our goal, but the more we can raise the more we can invest into special equipment and other needs to make this event space awesome!
We appreciate you for taking time from your day to learn a little bit more about what we are trying to build here at TLP, and for giving your thought to helping our cause. We appreciate any donation you'd like provide or even spread the word about our cause.
Thank you very much for your support, we appreciate you for it!
Risks and challenges
Like all undertakings, this one comes with obstacles to overcome. Luckily, we have been through all this before when we built the business from the ground up. This time, though, we come to the table with a well-trained team and the experience that provides. Of our team of eleven, five have earned culinary degrees, three of which graduated from the Culinary Institute of America.
As our Kickstarter video states, we took our time in choosing the right moment for this expansion. We are happy to say that we have already been approved for permitting. At this point the challenges we face are implementation and execution of this project. We also made sure that we had ample progress getting this project structured before bringing it to Kickstarter. We have been working on TLP Upstairs since January.
Being that the expansion is going to increase our reach and services by 30%, it comes with a lot of logistic planning, marketing, branding, and strong execution. We have moved Jason (co-owner) to a position to lead operations of TLP Upstairs so it can get the attention and care TLP Upstairs deserves.
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