The Kitchen Consigliere
Born and raised in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Angelo Jenaro Lutz aka "The Kitchen Consigliere" , fell in love with the fast life, sports gambling, mobsters and food. The fast life, sports gambling and the mob life led him to a 9 year Federal Prison Sentence.
Angelo was the only child of 2 loving parents, Angelo & Helen Lutz. In the year 2000, his father passed just 5 days after he was indicted on Federal charges stemming from violation of the RICO Act. In 2006 while serving his sentence his mother passed. Unable to visit his mother while dying of lung cancer or able to attend her funeral he lives with the pain of being a failure in his parents eyes.
Determined to make things right, he struggles everyday to make his dream of owning a successful restaurant a reality. He has been in business 3 years and about to expand to a new location.
Banks Don't Lend Money to Felons
After 3 years in business The Kitchen Consigliere Cafe has the opportunity to expand to a 3600 square foot facility with walking distance of the current location. Angelo Lutz has leveraged everything he has to obtain the facility. However renovations are now running over budget and he needs help. He has gone and applied to over a dozen lending institutions and is unable to borrow funds because of laws and Bi-Laws prohibiting the institutions from lending to convicted felons.Is this a fair practice considering Angelo is now a productive tax paying member of society? We say No, and hope you agree.
Are There Second Chances? Can People Change?Is a Persons Debt to Society Ever Satisfied?
We say yes, but in Angelo's case the answer appears to be no. Or at least thats the perception that the American society and banking institutions convey. Angelo risked everything he had to get his business started. He was forced into unconventional lending ( Hard Money). After overcoming that hurdle her was forced by the government to pay in full his financial fine of $15,000.00 levied at sentencing or not open his Cafe. Now on the verge of restaurant expansion and a reality television show about his life and struggles the past has appeared to once again block his path to success, redemption and a second chance.
You Can Help
Do you believe in second chances, redemption and modern day success stories? If your answer is Yes, then help Angelo live his dream and prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks by contributing to his efforts to expand his restaurant facility.