Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on December 1, 2012.
About this project
My name is Debra and this is my project. At Soul Surfing Pizza we are creating a place where everyone feels welcome at the table. Until now, there hasn't been a venue where vegetarians and meat lovers can enjoy sharing the same meal with little or no awareness of each other’s dietary choices but there soon will be! We will be the place where people can follow their heart, answer their desires, and simply enjoy themselves without any feelings of guilt or misgivings. This is the venue we have created. This is the reality we are about to bring to fruition. Just knowing how close we are to succeeding in our efforts fills us with a certain feeling of “WOW” inside.
Each item on our menu has been created in response to the requests or suggestions of current meat lovers, former meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, those who keep kosher, those requiring gluten-free or those who simply want really great artisan pizza and other treats. Our hours allow us to answer the community’s need for a place open late that invites the under twenty-one crowd in. Our location is designed so that our seating can accommodate the cozy couple or the larger after-event crowd, all in a fun environment with an outdoorsy feel and a great sound system.
We are proud of what we have created. The place we are opening is so unique and market ready a major Chicago magazine is already showing interest in us. In fact, they are waiting for our go-ahead to include us in their "Places To Look For" as well as noting our opening on their website. But to take this final step we need you. So, please join us in creating an environment where all can eat and where good taste is the rule in a fun, friendly, healthy, attractive atmosphere, knowing your soul surfing experience began right now!!
Risks and challenges
The challenges we now face are twofold. The first is that one of our primary backers has disappeared. This investment was the final share and with it she took the start-up capital we were relying on for our first six months of operation. This has led to a delay of our grand opening, and the loss of the ever-profitable summer foot traffic. Nevertheless, our location near the Northwestern University campus has us just as excited to feed the many hungry students and families throughout the metropolitan area.
Our second issue is that the village unexpectedly did not enforcement of an adopted building code. This ordinance now limits our dine-in seating to less than the occupancy we had been originally relying upon. In order to make up for the smaller capacity, we have prepared a second cafe menu of items specially designed to allow faster turn over of our tables.
Soul Surfing is ready! Our staff is trained and enthusiastically awaits our opening; our exciting venue is ready to welcome a hungry community; and we have completed all the requirements to open our doors. Best of all, thanks to our loyal investors, everything needed to accomplish these goals has been paid for in full - we are now simply looking to fill the operational void left by our “Houdini”.
So create a little magic and with your help allow us to begin serving up the best artisan pizza Chicago will ever see.
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