Restaurant crowdfunding platform EquityEats—which allows investors to earn profits, not just perks—has quickly realized that the best way to get people to back food businesses is for them to actually taste the food and meet the chefs. And so they've been searching for a permanent space where restaurants seeking funding can host pop-ups and residencies for potential investors and the public.
Now they've found that plus some: EquityEats has subleased five floors of 918 F St. NW, the building that LivingSocial used for events and classes before moving out a year ago. The new facility, which includes a basement bar, will be able to host up to five pop-ups at a time when it opens this spring.
"We want it to become a culinary destination," says Steve Lucas, EquityEats VP of strategy and communications. "Think of it as a movie theater but for foodies. You'll be able to buy tickets in advance for a concept that you're interested in. You can read about what's coming soon. And there's going to be things that are new all the time." Read more EquityEats Will Open “Pop-Up Megaplex” at 918 F Street NW