Check out our website at FrannyLousPorch.org!
Named in honor of Frances E. W. Harper and Fannie Lou Hamer
Franny Lou’s Porch’s hope is to be a warm space engaging in community activism, cultural awareness, relational business practices, a vehicle for advocacy, and most importantly a place of rest. We desire to be intentional when connecting to our neighbors and our products. A place to encourage and foster those that want to live simple, healthy, and aware lives.
(We are really excited to build an actual porch and create a fun outdoor space in the lot next door- with plans of an edible garden and kids sandbox)
We have a place, a wonderful landlord, neighborhood support, and a great team ready to get started! Our progress so far:
- Site Plans are submitted to the Philadelphia Health Dept.
- Construction and remodeling in action, including beautiful windows!
- Zoning adjustment
- Gathering the Franny Lou Team, organizing and training a well delegated group of individuals by focusing on their strengths and hopes
- Experimenting recipes for our new food & drink menu
- Partnering with businesses, galleries, and festivals bringing coffee, tea, and biscuits
- Our delivery service to homes and offices
- Polishing up our business plan to look for grants and community loans to complete our stretching financial goal
Our Next Steps!
- Funding and spreading the word about this Kickstarter!
- Screen printing patches and aprons, as well as booming other areas of publicity to encourage the excitement of the new community space.
- Go through the several basements and storage units across Philadelphia holding our equipment and supplies from the previous coffeehouse
- Bar and Kitchen installation at the new place
- Gather our community advisory board: neighborhood and business folk that help with decisions to keep a well-rounded community space
Check out whose talking about us!
Sepvivour.com "Kickerstarter Launched for Franny Lou’s Porch, and You Should Give Them Some Money"
Kicktrack.com "Franny Lou's Porch coffee - tea - community - rest"
Tekula's Facebook! "Please consider helping our friend Blew with her new space in Philadelphia!"
Green Philly Blog! on their website!
We will be posting links to those that have agreed to post our Kickstarter on their blog or website! If you are interested in participating,email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Not enough money by grant and community loans to reach the stretching goal: We will request 30-60 day invoices from vendors that act as a temporary loan to get income in. We will start small in regards to equipment needs with a smaller menu.
The approval of the city to use the basement as kitchen: The basement has been remodeled and dug out to be a finished kitchen. There is a lot of work required to build it up to code. If this gets pushed back, we will re-work the plans for the first floor and have less seating initially until everything gets worked out, e.g. on the first floor we can extend the bar out to fill more storage & kitchen space.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)