About this project
Gary and Brooke started Clever Crow Pizza in the back of a bar called Circus in Columbus, OH. Clever Crow had immediate acclaim with it's unique, hearty toppings and cornmeal crust. Three years later, we have a loyal following, a stall at The North Market and a desire to expand our vision. Unfortunately we are unable to get a loan and without alcohol sales at the North Market we barely make enough to cover the rent and employees pay, let alone save enough money to open our own space. We feel strange asking for your help but we are sucking up our pride and trying this out. We hope that if you love our product, want a really nice place to go to in Columbus, and want some great prizes you will back us.
We are looking in the areas of Worthington, Powell, Dublin, Upper Arlington and The Short North. We really want a family friendly environment, and some where with plenty of parking. We will be open for lunch during the day, with dinner service at night, and a Sunday brunch. Gary is the head brewer at Columbus Brewing Company and has experience in all types of brewing. We will be brewing our own craft beers and ciders on site, as well as offering wine and champagne cocktails. Our food menu will expand to include charcuterie plates, appetizers, desserts, and perhaps pasta and sandwiches. The best thing is that we will be in charge of our own menu. When you don't own your space there are a lot of factors that influence your menu: the willingness of the establishment to go along with your ideas, conflicts with other vendors, and a lack of space and equipment to finalize your ideas. We have so much creativity and skill that is being wasted and from which you can benefit, please consider becoming a part of something special.
To get started we will need to get a hood installed, purchase and install a gas range and ovens, and a walk-in cooler. All of these improvements will cost around $20,000 We will also need to set up a draft system. To get the space up to our standards for remodel will cost us around $5000. The biggest singular cost we will incur while setting up will be the purchase of our beer/wine license which can run anywhere between $3000 and $10,000.
Our goal is to have a relaxed, family friendly environment where people can have good food and fun. We love what we do and if we could do it the way we want to, we think everyone else
would love it too!
Yes, even though we already serve at two locations close to downtown Columbus, we are willing to consider all locations near to our home in Worthington. This includes the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and so on. The reason why we have stated the North Columbus in our project is because of the multiple requests from our customers and because we are serving downtown already. We honestly have no idea where we will open yet, we are not even to 10% of our goal. If we get closer we will start looking more seriously. Thanks.
- (30 days)