Caribe moving to Northeast? Owners make their case on Kickstarter
In the last year we've written about several successful food businesses that all started with seed money from Kickstarter backers. Food trucks like Aussie's Kebabs and Bloomy's Roast Beef, farmers market vendors like 10,000 Licks, and full-scale restaurant additions like Hell's Kitchen's recently opened Angel Food Bakery have all benefited from the financial and moral support of their fans. Caribe Caribbean Bistro owners Tony and Heidi Panelli hope their efforts to relaunch their restaurant using Kickstarter funding will be met with equal enthusiasm.
After a scant two years in operation, Caribe closed on April 15, citing construction in the Central Corridor as one of the main reasons the business struggled. Just as soon as they had served their last brunch, the talk of trying to reopen the bistro closer to the Panelli's home in northeast Minneapolis began. Now there's an official Kickstarter campaign and even a proposed site: the former Amici Pizza and Bistro on Johnson and 29th.
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