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5 years after opening the smallest pasta factory in the world, we really need a larger facility! Plus, we plan to open an Italian café!
5 years after opening the smallest pasta factory in the world, we really need a larger facility! Plus, we plan to open an Italian café!
251 backers pledged $26,282 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Give a little and get something sweet! We want 100 new donors by Friday, September 5th by 6PM! And if you contribute, not only can you come by the Lexington Pasta shop and grab a sack of fresh pasta but you also get a free cookie from the award-winning Martine's Pastries! Pick it up at the shop or at the Night Market event on Limestone (see our facebook page for info.)

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    Lets do lunch...back us up with $10 and get lunch at the pasta café when it opens this Fall...yeah its that simple!!!

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    The Bundle Package: Choice of a free marinara sauce OR pasta bundle at the Lexington Pasta Shop or Farmer's Market

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    Our one day special for August 27! Give $25 and get the bumped up to $50 reward! But for today only! Gifts MUST BE GIVEN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! And....you get a free pasta from us at the Shop or Farmer's Market AUG 27 ONLY!

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    The Sampler Package: You get one raviloi, one gnocchi, one fettucini and one of your choice + a sauce of your choice.

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    Pasta Class Package: at $65/guest our Pasta 101 class has become a staple in the entertainment options in Lexington. This $50/guest offer is exclusive to the kickstarter campaign and will not be offered again...don't let this deal pass you by

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    Anyone who makes a new or upgraded donation of $75 during the Labor Day weekend will get entered to win a $100 dinner for two to either The Jax or Sabio! Plus, as an added bonus, you get bumped up to the $100 reward level for your support! (ends Monday, September 1 at 5pm)

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    The Italian Table Package: Dinner for two at the Lexington Pasta Shop - Two raviolis of your choice AND one sauce of your choice + one parmesan OR Lunch for two in the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe. PLUS, you get our new, Kickstarter campaign-only Pasta Chic--TOTE BAG! People will see you on the street with you bag and know you are one of the good ones!

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    The Pasta Class Package : One free Pasta 101 class AND Lunch for two at the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe for any pasta with any sauce + any topping and a drink. PLUS, you get our new, Kickstarter campaign-only Pasta Chic--TOTE BAG!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Start up the Factory Pacakage: Rev up the machines at the Candlelight Party! You and a
    guest get dinner, drinks, and eat the first pasta ever produced in the new factory! Live music and one long communal table. Starting the first machine in a factory is a HUGE deal, it will never happen again and you can be part of it! PLUS, you get our new, Kickstarter campaign-only Pasta Chic--TOTE BAG!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Private Pasta 101 Package: A private pasta class for you and 9 guests. We take care of it all, food, drinks PLUS you get to hang with the pasta guys! AND we will treat you and 7 of your friends to lunch in the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe (by reservation). PLUS, you get our new, Kickstarter campaign-only Pasta Chic--TOTE BAG!

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    We come to your office or your house and cook a meal for you and 14 of your friends or co-workers. (Must be reserved 30 days in advance) AND Lunch for 7 in the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe. AND a One year membership for the pasta club! PLUS, you get our new, Kickstarter campaign-only Pasta Chic--TOTE BAG!

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