As you may know, Mike and I are trying to open the tastiest gelato and ice cream shop in town. (If this is news to you, you can read more here.)
Mike has done an incredible job raising funds...but we're still about a quarter away from the total amount we need.
The real estate developers of the new University Village, where the retail store will be located (where the new Lowes and Kohls are), have been incredible to us. They have really bought into the vision of having a local shop that can be a gathering place for the community. The owner wants to have apple festivals there in the fall, and in the winter, he wants the pavilion of our shop to be where he puts the huge Christmas tree, while we serve hot cocoa and peppermint ice cream. Can't you just picture it?
They've been so supportive, they've kicked in an unheard of amount to finish the space. Knowing that we are still short, big wigs that they are, they're going to talk to their various big wig cronies at the banks to see if they can't convince them to give us an equipment or small business loan.
Therein lies the prayer request. Would you pray some smart bank out there would realize what a fabulous opportunity this is?
While we're on the topic, if you are interested in becoming an investor in the best ice cream and gelato business in town, with great growth potential, let us know! :)