DON CURRY

Business Development

Chicago, Illinois, US

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

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1994 - 1994