Major upgrades to kitchen of restaurant

$6,225 of $15k goal

Raised by 85 people in 24 months
Major upgrades and repairs have to be made per the county inspectors.
Monte Bello Pizzeria has been in business since 1950.   I started managing the business last year for my mom and trying to re-build it back to what it used to be.    With the help of employees, the forever loyal and the new customers... business has been good.   Recently, we were told by inspectors that we needed:  a new hood system installed, upgrade some electrical,  all new wall panels, new refrigerator and freezers, and an entire new stone tile kitchen floor.

We had the floor put down and built new walls in the kitchen.
While the hood system was being installed, the inspectors now looked at the plumbing. The walls had to come back off and we now have to have all of the plumbing re-done including drainage. Now the brand new tile is being torn out to put pipes under the floor. (more money).
Additionally,  they are requiring us to get a new dishwasher.

We were ready for the $24,000.00 for the hood system, however now adding on $9,000.00 for the plumbing,  another $6,000.00 for the dishwasher and the additional plumbing has brought us past the breaking point.
All together we are at about $50,000.00 for renovations and new appliances.   I am doing what labor I can (jackhammering and digging) to save some labor cost.
All of our customers are wanting us to stay open, but without financial assistance that will not happen.
We have worked extremely hard over the past year and turned things around with hard work, dedication and sincere caring about our patrons, customers, friends and family enjoying a great meal!

I don't want to lose the family business that has built 64 years worth of memories for many.

I DO NOT want to disappoint our loyal and happy customers!
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Update 15
23 months ago
We are about $9,000.00 short of purchasing and obtaining everything we need and we are $41,000.00 into this and need the small amount we are short to open!
PLEASE don't let this iconic and historic restaurant go down like this.
PLEASE DONATE AND RECEIVE YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE!
And please read our entire story.
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Update 14
24 months ago
So, I have been watching Tom work these past couple of weeks. I got to thinking that his tenacity, tireless hours, multi tasking, dedication and work ethic are characteristics he acquired during his military service. Yes, Tom is a proud retired military man!! That is also why we give a discount not only to military (active and retired) but also, police officers and fire fighters. So, here is your chance to help one retired U.S. military service member.... I am throwing out a challenge to all military, police officers, fire fighters to show how you help take care of and support your own. Dare I say it... No pizza left behind..... I know, I know... I just could not help myself. Lynn Cates
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Update 13
24 months ago
The $1,000.00 Joe dropped off is not added to the total on this page!
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Update 12
24 months ago
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Joe Rutledge stopped by the restaurant yesterday and dropped off a personal donation from himself of $1,000.00.
I was speechless and Lynn had tears in her eyes when I told her!
Joe CHALLENGES ANYONE to match his donation!!
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Ann Schnell
24 months ago

I am paying for a one year membership to the Lemay Chamber of Commerce for you.

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John Lister
24 months ago

Never ate there but am sharing this in hopes of funds being raised for repairs!

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Allen Gamber
24 months ago

BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD! its OUR family tradition

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Donna Masterson
24 months ago

My parents first date was here, been a part of our family for 5 generations.

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$6,225 of $15k goal

Raised by 85 people in 24 months
Created July 11, 2014
BL
$50
Bob and Vickie Leggitt
23 months ago (Offline Donation)

Our gift because we care and hope you can open again soon!

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$25
Anonymous
23 months ago
VG
$100
Vickie (Davis) Gaines
23 months ago

Grew up in Lemay, graduated from Hancock High School, the only pizza my dad would eat! I want to challenge all Hancock alumni to donate to this Lemay institution.

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RN
$50
Ryan Neil
23 months ago
PD
$25
Patti Day
23 months ago
CH
$100
Connie and her husband
23 months ago (Offline Donation)

She has never been here but can't wait for us to open to be one of the first to eat!

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LC
$100
Lisa Cannon
23 months ago

You deserve blessings. :)

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PS
$100
Patricia Stokes
23 months ago

Feeling the love for this neighborhood institution! Lot's of memories here; best toasted ravioli and used to have the best music on their juke box! Pattie Rolf Stokes

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JR
$1,000
Joe Rutledge
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
BL
$100
Barb Lowrey
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
Ann Schnell
24 months ago

I am paying for a one year membership to the Lemay Chamber of Commerce for you.

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John Lister
24 months ago

Never ate there but am sharing this in hopes of funds being raised for repairs!

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Allen Gamber
24 months ago

BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD! its OUR family tradition

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Donna Masterson
24 months ago

My parents first date was here, been a part of our family for 5 generations.

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