The idea was to open the social restaurant in Ivano-Frankivsk in an Urban Space format. It became a successful example of community gathering around a common idea. The project is unique in that 80% of the annual restaurant profit is dedicated to funding social projects in the city.
The founders are 100 socially active people who are united with the idea of qualitative development of the city space.
Urban Space is the new format at the intersection of different city environments. This is a restaurant where you can not only eat, but also socialise, discuss ideas and find likeminded people, as well as read books, buy local goods in the retail shop, or organise your own presentation.
This is a special place for urbanists’ meetings – for those who think city must be comfortable for living: green, eco-oriented, correlated with community interests.
The restaurant operates and generates profit allocated only for social projects that support the development of Ivano-Frankivsk.
The decisions about which projects will be supported is taken by the co-founders.
Operational management agreement of Urban Space 100 provides that the Managing Company that can be changed if necessary.
To take part in the project you needed to obtain three recommendations from the current co-founders, to agree with the conditions of open participation in the project, and to make a one-time contribution in the amount of 1000 USD.
An anonymous person or registered legal entity could not be co-founder of the restaurant.
The members agreed that their participation in the project would be known to others. Particularly, their photos and names were published on the website among other founders. Anonymous participation in the project was impossible.
This may happen only if the project is unprofitable. That has low probability. Nevertheless, the Managing Company of «23 Restaurants» guarantees the maintenance of Urban Space 100 during two years minimum from the opening.
No, no provision exists for additional financing.
80% of the profit is spent only for social projects aimed to develop Ivano-Frankivsk. The founders meetings are held quarterly at Urban Space 100. Founders decide for which projects the funds, gained for the reporting period, should be spent. The decision is taken by the simple majority of present members' votes.
The rest 20% is paid to the Managing Company for the restaurant management.
The idea of the social restaurant belongs to Teple Misto Platform. Teple Misto carried out the project launch, arranged the promo campaign to find 100 founders, and organized the opening of the restaurant.
Urban Space 100 is an independent project. The decision about menu, events and shop inventory is taken by the Managing Company. The decisions of which projects to support are taken by the founders.
Teple Misto Platform continues its assistance in documentation procedures (concluding the minutes of meetings and contracts with grant recipients) and in public relations.
Teple Misto Platform works on the Urban Space Global program aimed to open Urban Space restaurants in other cities under the condition of social franchising. If you have a team that is ready to implement the project Urban Space in your city, fill out the form on Franchise page
You can implement events from Monday to Friday, event on Saturday and Sunday is available on request.
In order to organize the event, fill out the next form or write our event manager firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about the organization of events can be found here.
Apply here (with a note «Want to Urban») and wait for the invitation to the interview.