We re-entered our space in January after being closed since mid-November. Though we weren't yet ready then to open the restaurant, we collectively decided to take the time to clean, refine, restore, and beautify our space, and it was healing in a way nobody expected. And after 3 arduous months, we are excited to report that we have finished our interior facelift (photos below).
Now, we are now turning to all of you for support on making the exterior just as dazzling!
Campaign Progress as of 4.25.22
The restaurant's, and building's, only signage at present is a white All Square window decal on our restaurant window. Now that we own (!!!) this building, and after such a dark chapter, we want to give our exterior all the illumination and glory it deserves.
(1) Blazing Neon "All Square" signage along our rooftop;
(2) Neon tubing along the perimeter of the entire building;
(3) A back-lit "Neon Lights & Civil Rights" metal billboard along the southern facade of the building;
(4) Three backlit metal wayfinding signs that clearly mark our three entrances: Grilled Cheese, Dream Lab, and Headquarters.
(5) New Security Lighting & Cameras around the entire building.
Monday, Mar 28th to Monday, April 25th
To Coordinate Campaign Contributions:
We are thrilled to accept donations of all varieties, including stock and Donor Advised Fund contributions.
To coordinate gifts, email Roula Alkatout, Development Manager, at:
PS: What We've Done to Our Interior
We wouldn't launch this campaign without having first done our part! ;)
As mentioned above, our team (staff, Fellows, and a handful of amazing volunteers) forged ahead on a 3-month interior renovation project. Check out our before and after pictures below:
Campaign Updates to Come
I'll be providing weekly campaign updates as we make our way through this 4-week campaign. But please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions!
Thank you for helping us continue to fight for a world that welcomes and celebrates us all.
Roula Alkatout, Development Manager