DON CURRY, Founder

Business Developer

Chicago, Illinois, US

DON is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

DON is looking for an adviser who

Has expertise in

Business Development

Relevant industries

Hospitality

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About DON

I am seeking to establish a chain of restaurants revolving around Negro Leagues Basesball History: The Omaha Rockets Canteen, The Denver White Elephants Canteen, The Chicago American Giants Canteen "Enjoy The Food, Digest The History."
http://www.rsgmag.com/public/115.cfm

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-12-03/entertainment/0412030230_1_chicago-american-giants-sports-bar-burger

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2006/Sweet-Spots/
How about an eclectic spot that appeals to art scenesters and sports buffs?
The Negro League Café (301 E. 43rd St.; 773-536-7000) feels more like an old-fashioned music club than a beer-swilling sports bar. It's a tribute to the days of Negro League baseball, and sports fans will appreciate the memorabilia and throwback ambiance. Still, the beauty of this Bronzeville bar/restaurant is in how it honors the neighborhood's history as a jazz mecca, past home to greats like Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway. On many nights, the flat-screen TV above the bar shows a game, while the café's backroom is the scene of live jazz or open mic poetry.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-11-19/business/bal-bz.sphinx19nov19_1_pennsylvania-avenue-redevelopment-collaborative-league-baseball-league-museum

http://www.bmoremedia.com/devnews/negroleague041911.aspx?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150158815564476_15748059_10150159545269476#ffd8a15ba28412

My issue has been raising the Capital ($100K) is needed to purchase real estate and develop The Omaha Rockets Canteen. I have a relationship with a Banker who will focus only on projected cash flow if I am able to raise some equity.
http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/6/8/F/68F638E7-8992-478E-AF25-41AB1123B48C.pdf

I am look for partners that "know where the Money is" and willing to help me (US) get access to it to Re-Start Up a great and profitable concept.

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University of Denver

TAXATION

- 1994