The Low Down
Since 2001, The Lunch Studio has paid rent for their prime location in Downtown Flint. Now, owner Tracey Whelpey has the opportunity to BUY THE BUILDING!
Tracey was one of the FIRST small business owners to attempt to make a go of it in what was then a not-so-bustling Downtown.
She paved the way for others and now we have several restaurants as well as service and retail establishments including a hair salon and yoga studio.
We believe that Tracey deserves to own the building that she has rented for the past 12 years and we want to help secure the future of The Lunch Studio in Downtown Flint forever!
What We Need & What You Get
It's very simple...we are trying to raise $25,000 for Tracey to make a down payment on the building.
Tracey is already working on getting a loan for the full purchase amount, but we hope to at least help her raise the down payment.
We have great perks listed at right for your contributions. All donors of any amount, from $1 to $10,000, will receive their name listed on The Lunch Studio website! You can donate as an individual or as a business/organization. Families and other groups are welcome to all pitch in together and make a contribution, too!
Tracey has graciously allowed several local non-profit organizations and community groups to use The Lunch Studio for free, including Flint Handmade, Priority Children and Flint SOUP.
The leaders of these organizations are now joining together to help Tracey officially make The Lunch Studio a true community space in Downtown Flint!
With Tracey's permission, we are giving people the opportunity to "adopt" tables, rooms, sandwiches, machines and other features at The Lunch Studio.
Invest and share your pride in a Downtown Flint treasure that you know, love and support!
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you are unable to contribute monetarily at this time, you can still help!
- Share this campaign.
- Ask friends in the media to write an article about this effort.
- Stop in The Lunch Studio to tell Tracey and her staff that you support them.