Total loan: $8,500


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Chicago, IL, United States / Food

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Richard's story

I was raised in the Chicago Lincoln Park arts community circa 50's & 60's and traveled widely following the arts from Soho to San Francisco. My influences in life were scientists, engineers, social activists and artist of all genres, including members of my family. These life experiences led me to open an art gallery which is supported by a cafe inside, combining art with all my other influences and interests into one highly caffeinated environment. I'm motivated by design, art, science, politics, history, consciousness, health and the first Amendment and this, the Bombastic Cafe and Art Gallery, drives me forward! My passion is aligned with 16th Century coffee rooms providing mind space for discovery and reaching across cultures of ideas, which springs from high altitude hand picked organic caffeinated beans.  Think Breaking Bad where Chemist Walter White meets Chemist Gale who prepares Walter a cup of coffee, quote Walter: "Why the hell are we making meth?" answering that question we'll supply the highest grade caffeine that Walter himself would approve of.