$4,360 of $10,000 goal
Located beside University of the Sciences campus, we will cater to the needs of that community, but also aim to foster connection and engagement with our neighbors.
We will create a hub of activity that thrives and connects. With community engagement built into the business model, West Shore will act as a center that serves the local clientele and gives back to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Additionally, we are committed to making monthly donations to local organizations that work toward social, racial and economic justice. We strive to be a sustainable business that fights for and encourages environmental, animal + human rights.
The awesome folks at University City District
are guiding us through the process of fundraising the starting costs through grants, loans and other small business programs.
So far (with your support) we have secured a corner storefront location in Philadelphia's smallest neighborhood, West Shore. It's on Woodland Avenue, within easy walking distance of busy Baltimore Ave, Clark Park and the local Universities.
The funds raised through this campaign will be used to purchase equipment and furnishings, start-up costs, build a website, marketing/ PR + branding, paying the babysitters etc.
Thank you for your generosity!
We look forward to serving you!
From the bottom of our hearts,
West Shore Coffee
They “evicted” me illegally for no reason via email, locked me out without notice with some of my belongings inside and sued me wrongfully for owing rent I do not owe. They sent the court papers to the address of the store (I was locked out of) instead of my house because they wanted me to not know about the court date, not show up and lose by default.
The storefront was supposed to be renovated first, then I would start paying rent. I put a $3,000 deposit down last May when I signed. No renovations have been made to the property.
But they did receive a $15,000 grant from the city to fix it up (using my lease because that program only applies to commercial property owners that have tenants.)
Now, surprise! They are opening a cafe in the storefront and they are in possession of all the plans I’ve spent 2 years, so much energy, intention and love tirelessly working on.
Thank you for your continued belief in me and West Shore Coffee. Your support is the fuel it took to get as far as we did. I am grateful to feel the abundance of strength in my corner.
Unfortunately, West Shore Coffee ran into some crappy snags with the landlord and can no longer occupy the storefront at 4600 Woodland Ave. I got the deposit back and withdrew my contract with them.
Next steps are yet to be decided. Better believe I am still scheming and dreaming, though. I hope to put your money to good use for future business endeavors soon.
Since most of the funds were recently returned to me, refunds are an option- if you would like. Please contact me personally about a refund and I will gladly oblige.