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John LillisBy John Lillis
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John LillisBy John Lillis
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$1,158
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
11
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 14 2019 4:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

     We are building an owned and operated Community-Focused Coffee House, local radio center, Roastery and Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona, for the People Who Love Life and pets! We need you now! We need to pay for the property by March 20th, 2019 and you can help! This campaign is designed to raise additional cash for our portion so the bank will loan us the money for the property.**

How will we benefit Sunnyslope - Phoenix? Here's how:

  • Offering a great economic development opportunity to the area and creating several new jobs; while simultaneously beautifying the area and making it better for everyone.
  • Human First Policy - No one will be denied coffee, water or a bite to eat because of their address (or lack thereof) or ability to pay;
  • Sunnyslope radio, transmitting live on AM1100, one day per week and also live on micro-FM transmitter, 24/7 and online streaming, 24/7, highlighting the challenges and solutions that face our area, today.
  • Creating the areas only cafe-based pet-friendly outdoor park for dogs, cats or whatever goes along with you, as a pet!

     The family that owned the business that occupied this building, has given us 30 total days to finance the purchase at a very special price, as their way of saying that they believe in this company and our purpose and our ability to improve the Sunnyslope area in the ways described above, and more!

Won't you join them in believing, too?

     We started Lifeboat Coffee five years ago online to bring amazing coffees to homes across America! Two and a half years ago, we started renting our current cafe and roastery location to have a real-world presence. Our cafe and roastery need to grow and owning the property will make our ability to affect the community even stronger!

     We hope our gourmet coffees, community-focused-store and human-first policies will entice you to join us on this amazing voyage called: Loving Life!  


**Once we purchase the property, we will then refinance with the SBA for the whole project. 

Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES - Funding on time and paying for property while working with the SBA over the next 120 days. Building a profile of investors for both the property and the SBA build-out and operating goal.

The community we are serving is demographically mixed, moving from affluent to indigent within a few short miles. Many homeless mix with the young urban professionals revitalizing the neighborhood. Our coffee house will be a part of a renewal that the neighborhood needs and which we take seriously.

Our founder and president, John Lillis, has managed Lifeboat Coffee for more than five years and with our community partners we have grown from an online property to a cafe and now it is time to take the next step for an Owned and Operated Property so that both the owners and the community can thrive!

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