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Buma's Pizzeria will feature a N.Y. Style approach to pizzas and wings. Offering Dine-in, Take-Out and Delivery. w/ a charitable twist.
101 backers pledged $16,100 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Buma's Pizzeria kickstarter. This project is brought to you by the creator of Jon's Street Eats and Marrow, Jon Kosorek, and his new partner, Angelo Celeri. Buma's will be located in the same location as Marrow at 325 19th Street in Oakland. Marrow was a labor of love and even though it was well-received by the press and the foodie community, it just wasn't the right fit for the neighborhood. It became evident quickly that this location really should be a slice shop with whole pie take-out and delivery. 

Buma was the nickname of our very close and long time friend and investor, Bahram Morid. Bahram passed away this summer after a long battle with brain cancer. It will be a huge priority of Buma's to donate 1% of gross sales to cancer research and supporting those battling brain cancer.

Kosorek will build the menu to replicate the pizza joints he grew up with in New York. There may be a twist here and there, but the goal here is to provide a very classic NY-style pizza and great wings, available for dine-in, take-out and delivery.

The conversation has been underway for some time but there are always unexpected delays and costs. To help ensure we can acquire all of the needed equipment and staff and still open in a reasonable amount of time, we are reaching out for your help.   

We have tried to keep our rewards in line with your donation and hope you can find room in your holiday budget to help us out a little with what you can.

Risks and challenges

2014 was a very challenging year for me. In January, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world and then in March my mother had to have an emergency quintuple bypass. In May, my business partner and long time close friend (to whom this project is a tribute to) was diagnosed with a second brain tumor. Our world was then literally shaken up by the South Napa Quake that was centered just a couple miles from our home. Then, our dear friend Bahram lost his battle with cancer. It was just too much to tackle all these things and still operate Marrow. So, we had to close Marrow in July to focus more on family.

Six months later here we are refreshed with a new outlook on life, business, personal and professional goals. A great deal of what I always thought was important a year ago has changed dramatically. Now, the way I look at things is like this - If I can take my skill and knowledge base to provide an improved simple product to the general public that they will enjoy at a price point that allows them to come back over and over, then that puts me in a position to run a busy business and build a staff that will in turn also allow me to spend more time with my family and loved ones.

We are almost there, we just need to to get a few last pieces of equipment and complete a few more details to renew our health permit. All other permits and licenses have been acquired. So, with your help we can get this project off the ground by early to mid-January. Then we can share some of the best NY pizza you are going to find in California with YOU. Who knows what the future really holds for any of us; we would like to think we will be seeing more Buma's around the Bay Area and we hope you will join us for the ride.

Live, Love and PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)!

Best,

Jon Kosorek

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    Tier #1

    2 Whole Pies of your choice

    Pick-up only

    For out of towners I am sure we can we can come up with something relative and this applies to all tiers....if need be.

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    5 whole pies of your choosing
    2 max at one visit

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    Tier #3

    10 whole pies of your choosing
    5 double orders of wings

    2 pie and 1 wing max per visit

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    Your choice of 2x Tier #3

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    A complete Party Delivery ( Catering ) for up to 25 people. Includes pies, wings, salads and soda as well as disposable paper goods.

    Must schedule 3 weeks in advance

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    A complete Party Delivery as stated in tier #4
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    1 pie a week for a year or a complete meal for two people once a week for a year

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    Tier # 6

    Full Access Pass:

    Tier #5 plus

    Your favorite Pizza named after you

    A private party at Buma's for up to 25 people

    One of every piece of merchandising we may develop (i.e. hats, t's, cards, pens etc...)

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    Tier #7

    Death By Pizza

    All of Tier #5

    Anything you want daily

    Plus anything you want Daily

    limited to in house meals for 4 people once a day,or limited to 2 pizzas and 2 orders or wings and 4 salads daily.

    You can pre-order
    Name your top 2 favorite items

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