Little Italy San Jose is under contract for a Cultural Center/Museum property. We need to raise an additional 85k of the 360k in 30 days!
Little Italy San Jose is a 501c3 organization that is revitilizing San Jose's original Italian settlement dating back to the 1880's. We have successfully raised funds and In Kind contributions to install a 31 foot Arch to anchor our developing Italian cultural district http://www.littleitalysj.com/archway.html This signature Arch for the Little Italy project will start construction in the next few weeks. We have also installed over 300 bricks http://www.littleitalysj.com/bricks.html from the Italian community in our piazza and have 30 banners of prominent Italian Americans hanging in the Guadalupe River Park http://www.littleitalysj.com/banners.html.
What's Next? We plan on purchasing and restoring the 1910 Queen Anne Victorian in Little Italy San Jose and developing an Italian museum honoring the many contributions Italian Americans have given to Santa Clara County.
This home was built by Lencio Beltramo and his family is still in the San Jose Area. This home is listed as a candidate city landmark in the City of San Jose and we plan on renovating this home to it's original glory and utilizing the building as a museum, and for Italian social and cultural events for the community. We also plan on developing the remaining parcel to lease to an authentic Italian business to add to the 3 businesses that have already opened in Little Italy (Paesano Ristorante, Sabatino Memorial Family Resource center (Italian School), and Bel Bacio Italian Imported Coffee.
We have already raised 275k from several very generous donations from the Sobrato, DiNapoli, Mulcahy, Marchese, and Cantu families. We still need 85k to make this a reality.
We only have 1 Month to reach our goal before we close escrow!!