A loan of $1,000 helped purchase much needed equipment to make my cafe business more effective and profitable.


Leeretta's story

Greetings! My name is Leeretta Payne and I am the owner of Legacy Café. Before owning my own establishment, at the young age of 16, I landed my first job at Eddie’s Restaurant. Engaging with the customers who frequented the restaurant encouraged and inspired me to start something of my own. In between, I have raised a family, received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2010, opportunity and need was the catalyst that persuaded me that it was time to peruse entrepreneurship. Owning a business takes long hours, dedication, happiness, and heartbreak. I have experienced all of these emotions while working for someone else, so I surmised that I can experience all of those emotions while being my own boss.



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About The Legacy Café

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years


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