Rent No More: The Lunch Studio Buys Their Building!

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!
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Crystal Pepperdine
Food
Flint, Michigan
United States
3 Team Members

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!

The Impact

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.

THANK YOU!

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$13,357USD
raised by 130 people in 2 months
53% funded
0 time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 30, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Lunch Studio Sticker

    A great sticker featuring the retro-inspired Lunch Studio logo!

    17 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    Lunch Studio Waist Apron

    Above perks plus now you can look like you work at The Lunch Studio, too!

    23 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Lunch Studio Water Bottle

    Above perks plus you can get your sip on with this Lunch Studio water bottle!

    12 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Lunch Studio T-Shirt

    Above perks plus you can wear your Lunch Studio pride!

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    Brick in New Donor Wall

    Above perks plus your name, business name or message in the new donor wall at the The Lunch Studio!

    13 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    Table in Your Name

    Above perks plus get one of the 18 tables inside The Lunch Studio named for you or your business!

    3 out of 18 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $750USD
    Room in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus choose one of the following rooms at The Lunch Studio named for you or your business on a first come, first serve basis: Rear Corridor Storage Closet Ladies Room Men's Room Tracey's Office

    1 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Sandwich in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus get one of the 20 sandwiches on the daily menu permanently named for you or your business!

    2 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Machine in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus choose one of the following machines in The Lunch Studio named for you or your business on a first come, first serve basis: Coffee Machine Fountain Pop Machine Jones Soda Cooler Juice Cooler Pin Up Table (technically not a machine, but just as valuable!)

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Back Room in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus the entire back room will be named for you or your business!

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $7,500USD
    Feature in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus choose one of the following features in The Lunch Studio to be named for you on a first come, first serve basis: Kitchen Lunch Counter Front Vestibule Sidewalk Table with Umbrella Salt and Pepper Shaker Display Case

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Front Window in Your Name

    Above perks to the $250 level plus the entire front window picnic table nook will be named for you or your business!

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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