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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