It's an exciting time in the borough of Brooklyn, especially for transplants like us that have lived in the neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant for a while. It's been a terrific few years for business owners in Bed Stuy and while we're still in the throes us getting ours open, that doesn't mean we don't want to share in the success of those that have led the way.
Saturday April 14th, 2012
We're excited about spring, because it means we can spring back into making tacos at outdoor events.
We're celebrating Earth Day, April 22nd, 2012, with our friends over at the Grand Opening of 462 Halsey St. Community Garden. Having overcommitted ourselves to gardening over in New Jersey and hopefully starting construction in the next few months, we aren't able to contribute as full fledged gardening members. We have big hopes of sharing tons of compostable trim once we open. It's great to have yet another wonderful garden in the community.
Bed Stuy has been a beautiful place to walk around in spring, Halsey St. Community Garden is making it that much more welcoming by reclaiming an abandoned lot and creating a place for neighborhood kids and adults alike to learn from and enjoy.
Come on by and see the garden in early bloom and try a selection of our tacos and refreshments (Carnitas, Bean and Cheese, Horchata, and Lime Soda) to celebrate Earth Day. Two Tacos and a drink for $9. We'll cook until we run out.
For those of you interested in the long road that is opening a restaurant. We couldn't have done as many events as we have without help from one of our many partners Accíon USA. Back in the Fall of 2011 we received a Micro-Loan to help us cover the costs of setting up the business and purchasing some durable goods for running the events. On April 29th, 2012, we get to travel up to the Bronx to visit the Riverdale County School and share our tacos to help raise awareness and money for future recipients of micro-loans from Accíon USA.
If you're like us, in the early stages of launching your business, Micro Lending is a great way to jumpstart your business if you are just starting out. We think that a combination of bottstrapping, mirco-lending, traditional friends and family rounds for investment and crowdfunding opportunities like those created by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act; H.R. 3606, young entrepreneurs have a number of equitable ways to enter the business world. We're excited to help others get on their feet and on the right path early on and excited to be participating in a micro lending event put on by a Bronx high school club, kick it y'all.