Support Franny Lou’s Porch on Kickstarter!

Do you miss Leotah’s Place as much as I do?! Well Blew is back and needs your help, with a new coffee shop for East Kensington.  Franny Lou’s Porch is a community-oriented space, so what better way to begin than by bringing the community together through crowd-sourcing.  Watch the video below and please consider donating!  (Don’t forget to share with your friends too!)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frannylousporch/franny-lous-porch-coffee-tea-community-rest

A warm space engaging in community activism, cultural awareness, relational business practices, a vehicle for advocacy, a place of rest…

Named in honor of Frances E. W. Harper and Fannie Lou Hamer

Franny Lou’s Porch’s hope is to be a warm space engaging in community activism, cultural awareness, relational business practices, a vehicle for advocacy, and most importantly a place of rest. We desire to be intentional when connecting to our neighbors and our products. A place to encourage and foster those that want to live simple, healthy, and aware lives.

 

We have a place, a wonderful landlord, neighborhood support, and a great team ready to get started! Our progress so far:

  • Site Plans are submitted to the Philadelphia Health Dept.
  • Construction and remodeling in action, including beautiful windows!
  • Zoning adjustment
  • Gathering the Franny Lou Team, organizing and training a well delegated group of individuals by focusing on their strengths and hopes
  • Experimenting recipes for our new food & drink menu
  • Partnering with businesses, galleries, and festivals bringing coffee, tea, and biscuits
  • Our delivery service to homes and offices
  • Polishing up our business plan to look for grants and community loans to complete our stretching financial goal

Our Next Steps!

  • Funding and spreading the word about this Kickstarter!
  • Screen printing patches and aprons, as well as booming other areas of publicity to encourage the excitement of the new community space.
  • Go through the several basements and storage units across Philadelphia holding our equipment and supplies from the previous coffeehouse
  • Bar and Kitchen installation at the new place
  • Gather our community advisory board: neighborhood and business folk that help with decisions to keep a well-rounded community space