Chicago, Illinois, US

DON's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

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."
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.

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.

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.


University of Denver


1994 - 1994