Wanted! Farmers to farm a rooftop in Los Angeles
An organic green restaurant that utilizes the roof to grow its own vegatables
By Paul Aryeh
309 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles California 90014
Who we are:
We are the owners of a mid-rise building in the heart of the Fashion District of downtown LA. The area is slowly transforming into a very “Green” conscious location. Our building has about 10,000 sq ft of roof top space perfect for an organic farm, and there will be about 1900 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor available soon for a restaurant. This space is terrific for a restaurant, and has the necessary infrastructure to support a kitchen. Our desire is to find the perfect operator that can grow their own vegetables and use the ground floor to prepare, cook and serve all organic products.
Really the restaurant should be the leader to the surrounding communities of the power and possibility of providing sustainability in an urban environment. If we can demonstrate this concept, it is my feeling that we can create a breakthrough to a whole new way of growing and feeding people.
The Residential Area:
There are over 425 condominiums/apartments next door to us, and there is definitely a need to put a restaurant/farm like this in our area. All the residence and businesses around us are very trendy, young and open minded. Within a 7-10 block area, the demographics of condominiums and apartments that are there is extraordinarily high and is growing at a rapid rate.
The heart of the Fashion District:
Within a 2 block radius, there is a high density Fashion District and their showrooms located in the California Mart, New Mart, Cooper Building, Liberty Building and Geary Building all within a 1-2 blocks of our location. Gallery row located between Main & Spring street from 2nd to 9th street, is within 1-2 blocks. The Flower Mart which wholesales to the industry and retail foot traffic is 1/2 block away. Retail foot traffic of Maple Street is also 1 block distance. and ample parking for customers is located on 3 major lots next to our building.
The Retail Food Area:
The area is growing with plenty of Starbucks, Macdonalds, smaller restaurants, and fast food joints, and chain grocery stores, but no self sustained-organically grown farms and restaurants. I feel they will come soon……..very soon. There in lies the business and community supported opportunity I am looking for. Since all it needs is a lot of experience, hard work and I think this concept will grow very quickly.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my vision, and helping to create a significant change to the overall wellbeing of our community.
Contact Paul here: firstname.lastname@example.org