Zuni's Café - STARTUP FUNDRAISER!

Hey y’all! I’m Sean. My pronouns are they/them, and for a long time, I've known my purpose is to build community.

Six months after college, I made my Broadway debut in Hamilton. After debuting four roles in New York and falling in love, my partner and I moved together when I joined the Chicago company. While in Chicago, we adopted our dog daughter Roxi.

On March 5th, our family moved once more to Los Angeles to open Hamilton at The Pantages. On March 12th Covid-19 brought the entire theater industry to a halt; I’ve been collecting unemployment ever since.

Following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor—and the subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been an outpouring of support for black-owned businesses.

When I looked into black-owned coffee shops in my new neighborhood, West Hollywood, I was shocked that Black Book LA cited zero—yes, zero.

That brings us to Zuni’s Café.

For a long time, I have known my greater purpose is to build community. To collect loved ones in each of these cities, and in return, leave a piece of my heart there. Zuni’s Café will be the center of my LA community.

Zuni’s will be more than just the only coffee shop of its kind. It will be a space that celebrates black artists, black writers, and black musicians. It will be a space that is equipped to grow with me as my community grows.

It is ready to begin renovations now, with a projected opening on August 1st. That is where I can use your support. 

Your generosity would help to fund:

* Back of house/ office remodel
* First month’s rent
* Comprehensive paint job
* Storefront makeover
* Partial floor repair
* Furnishings
* POS system
* Kitchen appliances
* Dishware
* Inventory
* Website development
* Marketing/ Branding
* Licensing/ Legal fees


Thank you in advance for believing in me—a queer black entrepreneur looking to serve the community that has been a surrogate home to me and my loved ones in this especially difficult period of history for people who look like me.


Love,
Zuni

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 13 hrs
  • Parker Huseby 
    • $10 
    • 1 d
  • Amy Norr 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Blanche Afesuku 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Rueben Otero 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
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Organizer

Sean Zuni Green 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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