RD86 in New London, CT
Our ambition is to crack the nut on gentrification.
It’s unacceptable and unnecessary that redevelopment efforts continue to perpetuate a broken system.
There are better approaches to revitalization that can benefit all residents and enhance the uniqueness of each place.
This is a call to support a proof of concept underway in a place that is super ripe for redevelopment.
New London is a small city on the water with tremendous assets and potential - it should be buzzing with activity but instead it is relatively quiet and depressed. We believe it is a perfect place to practice regeneration without gentrification.
Core to the strategy embedded into RD86 is an applied learning model which centers business development in the food & hospitality space around cultivating people.
Our operations combine employment with education and multi-faceted professional development to support residents to become the leaders who make redevelopment happen.
Making this happen is our next phase of work. We will do this through:
Weekly workshops on leadership development and business basics
One-on-one coaching support
RD86 is not an idea - we are a viable business.
Our first operation is a diversified restaurant operation which has grossed over $300,000 in year one, employs 10 people, and is the talk of the town. Check out the 5 stars on yelp for reviews and pictures.
We are ready to take this work to the next level and are looking for friends and financial support to make it happen.
Click the link below to give money now or get in touch to discuss other investment options. We are especially interested in patient capital loans.