Superior Motors: Community Restaurant and Farm Ecosystem hopes to bring new food and opportunity to the community of Braddock, PA by February of 2015. Knowing he would receive little support from the banks, Kevin Sousa, with the support of Braddock’s mayor turned to the community of Kickstarter. Their goal of $250,000 was exceeded by 2,026 backers just hours before the campaign ended.
The farm-to-table restaurant will be sourced by the Grow Pittsburgh urban farm located in Braddock as well as Superior Motors’ rooftop greenhouse and garden capabilities. Sousa hopes offer fresh, affordable foods with discounts for Braddock residents, as well as job opportunities with training and housing options for members of the community. Now a resident of Braddock himself, Sousa has already begun to work with neighborhood youth to cultivate culinary skills.
Kevin Sousa is a well-known, award-winning chef. He hopes to bring his culinary skills, as well as consumer following, to help with the regrowth and development of the community he has already become such a large part of.