Our little pasta shop is expanding! Big time.
After five years in our tiny, 600 sq. ft pasta shop, making sack after sack of fresh homemade pasta and sauces, we have simply run out of space! Currently, we are using five different locations and a lot of gas and man power to make all of it happen. And one location will make us more efficient and effective and allow us to grow bigger.
But that takes a lot of money. We have used all of our savings and taken out a $100,000 loan but as with any renovation project, we have run into a handful of unexpected expenses and so we have to turn to you...our fans.
What will we do with your support? We are renovating our current shop and have spent the last several months developing the new production facility, cafe and kitchen.
The Lexington Pasta Shop --our little production house on Limestone is moving to Delaware and what once churned out all the pasta strands will turn into a boutique one-stop pasta boutique! Sauces, fresh pastas, gourmet soups and everything someone would need to make their own restaurant style meal at home!
The Lexington Pasta Company -- the pasta production is moving from the tiny shop on Limestone to an 8,000 sq. ft. facility on Delaware Avenue which will house not only the production but also a community kitchen for other young entrepreneurs to use as a certified commissary, and a gourmet chef kitchen for our renowned pasta cooking classes and...
The Pasta Garage Italian Cafe (Delaware Ave) --a perfect lunch spot to get all our delicious housemade pastas and sauces anytime during the day!
We always knew we wanted to make our fresh pastas for everyone so we have always put the money we made from the business back into a fund to help us grow when the time was right. We are completely committed to making this happen. But we ran into a few unexpected expenses along the way and so need to ask you for a little bit of help.
You have been amazing supporters of us from the word dough (sorry) and for that we thank you. And we thank you for your support of this kickstarter!
Risks and challenges
With every project of this scale, there are risks and challenges. Attaining permits, cash flow, unforseen structural issues with existing buildings and of course, training new employees and getting all the pieces and parts moving with the deadlines we have set for ourselves.
This is a big expansion and would be a massive undertaking for a company way bigger than ours. We are confident in our ability to make it happen. We built our little company out of semolna, passion and hard work. And we don't plan to stop now.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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