Urban Café Receives RLF Loan from EDC Loan Corporation

In Incentives and Loans, New Development, Small Business by edckcadmin

After working in many kitchens in Chicago, Chef Justin Clark came to Kansas City to be the chef de cuisine at The Westin Crown Center. He then accepted a catering chef position at Truman Medical Centers, cooking for the CEO and hospital administrators.

Most recently, he’s being focused on expanding his own restaurant concept, Urban Café. What started as a food truck and evolved into a brick and mortar restaurant at 41st and Troost, will now become an even bigger and better restaurant experience at 55th & Troost.

While the 41st location will close, the new 55th location will still cater to its loyal following of clientele that love Justin’s approach to healthy cooking and creating an open atmosphere.

Through the EDC Loan Corporation (EDCLC), a nonprofit corporation specializing in the origination and underwriting of Revolving Loan Funds (RLF), Justin was able to receive an RLF loan for $50,000 to continue the growth and success of his operation.

“This new location gives us the opportunity to compete with restaurants in other areas and brings some of that good food quality and atmosphere further east.”

The restaurant is scheduled to open in November and will feature a smaller wine/drink and food menu to start, gradually building to a full bar with a variety of healthy food options.

“I see this as a great opportunity for me as a chef to have a full restaurant of my own and get the equipment I need to grow the brand.”

Stay tuned for Urban Café’s opening in mid-November. www.urbancafe.com

Interested in learning about whether or not your business might be eligible for an EDC Loan Corp loan? Read more at: https://www.edckc.com/agencies/edc-loan-corporation-edcl/