Bella Luna 27 Campaign

Dear Bella Luna Friends-
Thank you to the many people who have offered to help Bella Luna & The Milky Way as we permanently close our doors after 27.5 years of service and community engagement due to the pandemic.  We greatly appreciate these offers! And the reality is we do need help retiring our debt and supporting our employees who no longer have a livelihood at Bella Luna & The Milky Way.   

In 2009 we moved our business from 405 Centre Street to 284 Amory Street due to a huge rent increase.  That relocation, the build-out of our new space, and the interest on those loans, cost over $1,000,000.  We have been working since then to pay off that debt.  We were expecting to make our final loan payment next year in 2021.  Our abrupt closing on March 16, 2020 has left us owing the remaining balance on our bank loan plus over two hundred thousand dollars to vendors, many of whom are small local businesses.   

So we are launching our “Bella Luna 27” campaign to raise $75,000 to help retire this debt.  We ask you to consider giving $1-$27 for every year that Bella Luna was in operation.  For example, $1/year would be $27, $3/year would be $81, $5/year would be $135, etc.  Your gift will help us retire the debt, and 10% will be distributed directly to our employees to support them during the pandemic.   Any gift amount will be deeply appreciated! 

This is not how we wanted our story to end.  But we are filled with love and gratitude for the many staff, guests, promoters and partners who helped make our ‘hospitality with a purpose’ a vibrant reality for so many years.
Thank you for sharing your memories and stories with us, and thank you for considering helping us at this difficult time.   

Kathie, Carol, Megan, Charlie and Pierre
  • Caitlin Liberto 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • martha miller 
    • $300 
    • 14 mos
  • Michel Spitzer 
    • $35 
    • 15 mos
  • John Douglass 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
  • John Hubbard 
    • $27 
    • 15 mos
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Carol Downs 
Jamaica Plain, MA
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