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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 1:10 AM UTC +00:00.

Elizabeth MohlerBy Elizabeth Mohler
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Elizabeth MohlerBy Elizabeth Mohler
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$1,386
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
24
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 1:10 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Keeping Toledo Weird

Pizza Cat is the future of food. Never before has a fast food pizza concept been able to truly satisfy everyone in the world... vegans, carnivores, gluten free, lactose free, keto friendly, kids, adults, seniors, food critics, dogs, cats... you can get the point.  

There are 74 pizza creations on the menu, 42 different toppings and 5 different kinds of crust: hemp dough, cauliflower, keto, gluten-free and regular. The options that they give to the community is what makes them different from the rest. 

Daiya cheese, soyrizo, artichoke and roasted red peppers.
Daiya cheese, soyrizo, artichoke and roasted red peppers.
Pepperoni, bacon and banana peppers.
Pepperoni, bacon and banana peppers.

Since May of 2017, Matt “the Cat” has been creating an ever expanding menu of items for the people of Toledo based out of the original Pizza Cat location in the Colony area. Through affiliations with businesses like Marketing MGMT, Balance Pan-Asian Grille & the Attic on Adams; plus organizations ranging from SeaGate Food Bank, Lucas County Children Services, Midwest HeArt, the Village on Adams & the Old West End Festival, they have made a lasting impact on Toledo. Many other ideas were tried that did not work, like having a hot/ready only menu or renting the kitchen of a bar. 

The consistent influence of multiple mentors is key for Pizza Cat. Marketing MGMT lead by Cristina Magaña has been a branding powerhouse for making sure the cats always look cool. Their business guru and Jewish influence, Michael Loomus, has been driving philanthropy & local outreach since before the first pizza was ever sold. 

There is a partnership formed for the new Pizza Cat Downtown that I think you will find exciting. The majority is female owned by Cristina Magaña "the Kitten" from Marketing MGMT, Jessicat of Pizza Cat management and myself, Liz, helping with the Kickstarter campaign. Other team members consist of Mike the Guru and Matt “the Cat” to assist us. 

Plans for the location:

Pizza Cat Downtown's new home - owned by Craig and Alex.
Pizza Cat Downtown's new home - owned by Craig and Alex.

The 12,000 sq ft building is a great opportunity to be a part of the renaissance + vision of revitalizing downtown Toledo. Pizza Cat Downtown will be the anchor of growth and will be introducing more growth in downtown with: Marketing MGMT, Deliver Toledo, Fenwick Gallery, Midwest HeArt, Diablo Gato Hot Sauce Co., The Laundry Room Brew Pub., and Alex Newbergs' beautiful vision for a venue space. More opportunities are in the talks as well!

The incentives of supporting Pizza Cat Downtown are: contributing to the first ever sit down restaurant for Pizza Cat, you'd be supporting 6 other businesses that want to be a part of rebuilding our community, 50 jobs will be created, an expansion to the UpTown/Downtown area and did we mention Pizza Cat murals? Let's be honest, why are there not already murals of cats anyways?

The goal is to raise $30,000 for the start of this plan. Pizza Cat Downtown will start off with the restaurant portion (3,000 sq ft). The money will go towards the build-out, kitchen equipment and the dining area.

During Pizza Cat Downtown's build-out Marketing MGMT will lead in providing opportunities to local artists to contribute vibrancy and creativity to the entire building. Plans are to implement murals on the exterior and interior, community hallways and rooftop visibility from most tall buildings.  

Liz (left), Emma, Jessicat, Mike "the Guru", Cristina "the Kitten", Matt "the Cat"
Liz (left), Emma, Jessicat, Mike "the Guru", Cristina "the Kitten", Matt "the Cat"

All the reasons why you should help Pizza Cat Downtown: 

  • "We the bomb!" —Jessicat
  •  Philanthropy is important to both Pizza Cats. They have donated over 7,000 pizzas and helped 100 different non-profit organizations in 2017 and 2018. 
  • Their mission is to give the community what they want. Pizzas.
  • Their vision is to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Toledo and to provide artistic value to the community by supporting the arts. 
  • They are bringing jobs to UpTown/Downtown, forming friendships and encouraging partnerships.

About the Kickstarter Launch Party:

Join us for a wonderful evening on Feb. 1st, 6pm, at Downtown Johnny's. There will be: 

  • Pizza, sponsored by Pizza Cat on Monroe St.
  • Delicious Pizza Cat logo cookies from Glass City Cupcakes.
  • CATaoke, sponsored by SeaGate Food Bank, will provide a karaoke opportunity for you to sound meowful.
  • DJ Manny Mix and DJ Quake will play some groovy music. So you cool cats better bring your dancing shoes. 

Please, be sure to bring your cash or card to support the bar, because we love Dan's wonderful face just as much as he loves ours! 

Special Thanks to: 

Downtown Johnny's // www.downtownjohnnys419.com 

UpTown Association // www.uptowntoledo.org

Michael McCarthy from Comlink Realty // www.comlinkrealty.com

Crane Development // www.cranedevelopment.com

SeaGate Food Bank // www.seagatefoodbank.org

Glass City Cupcakes // www.glasscitycupcakes.com

Party City // www.partycity.com

DJ Manny Mix // www.instagram.com/manny.mix

Marquis Martinez // www.instagram.com/marqatlas 

An extra special thanks to Pizza Cat on Monroe St. Inspired by their old Kickstarter // www.kickstarter.com/projects/95538576/pizza-cat

Stay Connected

@pzzacatdowntown (facebook + instagram)

www.pizzacatdowntown.com

Risks and challenges

Pizza Cat Downtown's new home is not move in ready, but they are determined to give the community what they want. Pizzas. Funding is important to make this opportunity happen sooner than later. They are hopeful with the support from the community that the process will move smoothly. This will require overcoming the challenge of time and patience.

Pizza Cat has a dedicated team of pizza making, public relations, marketing, and strategists. Any problems that may arise will be handled gracefully and "something" like a cat. They will paw it out.

Much love and cat hugs.

From,
Lizzy

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