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Tivoni Vegan Kitchen & Bakery

$2,397 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 6 months
My name is Gili. I am a plant-based trained chef and cooking coach. I have been wanting to share my knowledge and love of food with the world and been looking for a platform to do that. I recently came across a bagel shop that has opened up for rent and I took a chance, called up the owner and went to look at the place. I immediately knew that it can be a great opportunity for me to introduce new vegan foods and healthy, allergy-friendly foods & desserts to my community here in Lancaster.

I am now in the process of planning and opening my very own first vegan restaurant here in Lancaster but I need your help. I am starting with a small business loan and relatively low budget for a brand new restaurant and the equipment purchase, fees and bills are adding up. I am going to put everything I have into this place because it is my dream and passion. I am aware that it's going to cost me "blood, sweat and tears" but I'm up for the challenge! my goal is to be able to hire more help eventually and create jobs in our community but I'm starting small.

With that being said, I can use your support and am grateful for your kindness. If you are as passionate as I am about introducing healthy and cruelty free food options to our fast growing area, every small donation counts and I promise to make you proud. I have a vision, a plan and so much room for growth in the future but I have to start here and now to secure this opportunity. Your donations will help me with working capital, hiring employees and and running cost.

I will continue to post updates and development and photos here as I continue through this journey to keep you in the loop and show you where your donations are going. There are many people in our area who are not only vegan or vegetarian, but who also may be suffering from gluten and dairy allergies and can benefit from having more food options catering to those needs.

Thank you for believing in me. Please share this page with your friends & family.

You can view Tivoni's new website at https://www.tivonivegan.com
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Hi everyone, I just want to thank you all again for your incredible support on this journey. I am still facing challenges and learning so much every day. The past two weeks since we opened feel like month! I am so incredibly humbled by the wonderful customers who come in and support me every day and thank me for having this place. You all inspire me to continue working hard and reaching for the stars!

Gili
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I just want to update everyone on where we are. We have made a lot of progress but have had a few set backs in the process. We decided to push the opening by a week, pending health inspection next week. Our goal is to open on the 22nd. I am also grateful for Lancaster Newspaper for featuring us last Sunday. People are already calling and showing up! thank you all so much for believing in me and supporting me. We still haven't received the original business loan that was promised to us but we are on our way!
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small success! the grease trap was cleaned today, which means no more bad smell coming up when we run the water in the sink! I plan on continuing with the cleaning and painting work this weekend so hopefully we'll have some updated photos to share. We are still working on selling some of the equipment. If you happen to know anyone looking for restaurant equipment in excellent condition please contact me for details.
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Hi everyone, thank you again for your wonderful support! we are getting more work done on the location every day. We are getting ready to sell some equipment to make new for other equipment we need to purchase. I am also having a private bake sale and tour on Sunday the 19th between 3-8 pm and planning on selling lots of goodies! view event details at: https://www.meetup.com/Lancaster-Vegan-Meetup/events/253609780/

Thank you all again!
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