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Become a Sweet Supporter and help make our sweet dreams come true!

$10,300
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Campaign Ends on July 15, 2022

Project Description

Founded in 2021 as a mobile ice cream cart to bring more joy and delicious sweet treats to Charlotte, Urban Sweets is rollin' into a permanent location in the South End neighborhood.

Urban Sweets Cart

Adaptable, the ice cream cart quickly became a hot chocolate cart and then a holiday gift cart all in it's first year.   Winter months were spent booking private catering events and signing up for spring pop up shops.  Now, every week revenue is generated from all of these events.

 

Urban Sweets Ice Cream in South End Charlotte

Owner, Kristen Stewart, has almost 15 years of retail experience in South End and chose the neighborhood for this concept because of the vibrancy and diversity of the area.  With over 11,000 residents, South End is expected to grow by  by over 25% in the next five years.  Adjacent to the Wilmore, Dilworth, and Uptown neighborhoods, Urban Sweets is also just a short walk from the Lynx light rail, making it accessible to over 100,000 residents and riders every day.

Why ice cream?  Kristen has loved it since childhood and so do most Americans who consume over 50 pounds of the deliciousness each year.   The hand scooped, super-premium ice cream is made of all natural ingredients with each starting with cream, sugar and flavoring.  Customer comments range from "this is delicious" to "this is the best ice cream I've ever had".  A customer recently left to eat his cup of ice cream, came back and told Kristen that it was the best ice cream he'd ever had and that success was in her future.

But wait, there's more!  Because beautifully presented sweets enhance joy as well, Urban Sweets will also offer hand painted chocolates,  macarons and more.  Kristen believes the Instagram-worthy presentation will bring in customers, but the taste will make them repeat customers.

Urban Sweets Hand Painted Chocolates

Kristen is excited to use Urban Sweets to support over 15 other small businesses to bring unique items to Charlotte.

The retail location will be the only ice cream shop in South End with indoor and patio seating.  

This is a community based business already having participated in fundraisers and community events.  Urban Sweets will partner with a variety of local charities and offers jobs to students and underserved populations.  All student employees will be eligible for scholarship opportunities too.

Start up costs are greater than $60,000.  We want to raise $25,000 through this campaign to fund equipment and furnishings. By helping us reach this goal, we can create an environment for our customers to enjoy delicious sweet treats with their family and friends.   

Please be sure and email us your contact information so we can mail your gifts!

 

We have stretch goals too! 
If we double our goal and raise $50,000 those funds will be used for product development and marketing.

Be sweet, and help us make this dream a reality so we can all live sweetly!

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

    When will Urban Sweets open?
    • We're expecting to open late June/early July.  Tune into our social media for the exact date
  • Will Urban Sweets offer vegan options?
    • Yes!  And gluten free options too!
  • What is the address?
    • 222 West Blvd, Suite S114.  We're in the Centro Square building in South End; close to the Tryon/West Blvd intersection.
  • What are the store hours?
    • We're starting with Wednesday-Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm
  • What if I want to contribute more than $5,000?

 

 

Karen Branch
06/14/2022
Sweet Supporter
$100
Run4fun Productions c/o Trina Bell
06/13/2022
Double Scoop
$50
R Moore
06/10/2022
Sweet Supporter
$100
Niambi Harris
06/10/2022
Sweet Supporter
$100
Michelle D. Campbell
06/10/2022
Double Scoop
$50
Keisha Hooker
06/09/2022
Sweet Supporter
$100
Leslie Glover
06/09/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Yolanda Harris
06/09/2022
Single Scoop
$25
Morgan Robinson
06/09/2022
Single Scoop
$25
06/09/2022
Sweet Supporter
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Single Scoop

Free Scoop at Grand Opening

Shout out on Social Media

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4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Double Scoop

Free Scoop at Grand Opening

Digital Frame on Social Media

Urban Sweets T-shirt

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4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Sweet Supporter

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening 

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29 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Ice Cream Dream

Reserved Seating & Ice Cream Tasting for 2 People ( up to 5 Flavors)

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening + Free Pint

 

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6 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Ice Cream Party

Private Ice Cream Party for up to 10 people

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening + Free Pint

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4 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Sweet Flavorites VIP

Private ice cream party for up to 25 people and you get to pick the flavors - or as we say, flavorites!

Help us name a new flavor

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1 Supporter
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2,500.00 USD
Sweet Life

Private ice cream party for up to 50 people and you get to pick the flavors - or as we say, flavorites! And other great rewards:

  • A special feature on our website and social media highlighting you and your personal interests.
  • Monthly pint subscription or Candy subscription for 6 months.
  • Two premium Urban Sweets sweatshirts.
  • Help us name a new flavor.
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1 Supporter
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5,000.00 USD
Sweet Sponsorship

Urban Sweets Sponsorship

  • Private Reception at Urban Sweets including ice cream, desserts, and adult beverages. 
  • Your name added to the Sweet Sponsorship Plaque in our store.
  • A dessert or ice cream flavor named in your honor.
  • A special feature on our website and social media highlighting you and your personal interests.
  • Monthly pint subscription or Candy subscription for 6 months.
  • Two premium Urban Sweets Sweatshirts.

 * Private reception must be redeemed by September 30, 2023.  Travel fees are not included.

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Single Scoop

Free Scoop at Grand Opening

Shout out on Social Media

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Double Scoop

Free Scoop at Grand Opening

Digital Frame on Social Media

Urban Sweets T-shirt

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Sweet Supporter

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening 

21 Left
29 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Ice Cream Dream

Reserved Seating & Ice Cream Tasting for 2 People ( up to 5 Flavors)

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening + Free Pint

 

4 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Ice Cream Party

Private Ice Cream Party for up to 10 people

Your name on the donor plaque inside the store

Urban Sweets T-shirt

Digital Frame on Social Media

Free Scoop at Grand Opening + Free Pint

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Sweet Flavorites VIP

Private ice cream party for up to 25 people and you get to pick the flavors - or as we say, flavorites!

Help us name a new flavor

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Sweet Life

Private ice cream party for up to 50 people and you get to pick the flavors - or as we say, flavorites! And other great rewards:

  • A special feature on our website and social media highlighting you and your personal interests.
  • Monthly pint subscription or Candy subscription for 6 months.
  • Two premium Urban Sweets sweatshirts.
  • Help us name a new flavor.
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1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Sweet Sponsorship

Urban Sweets Sponsorship

  • Private Reception at Urban Sweets including ice cream, desserts, and adult beverages. 
  • Your name added to the Sweet Sponsorship Plaque in our store.
  • A dessert or ice cream flavor named in your honor.
  • A special feature on our website and social media highlighting you and your personal interests.
  • Monthly pint subscription or Candy subscription for 6 months.
  • Two premium Urban Sweets Sweatshirts.

 * Private reception must be redeemed by September 30, 2023.  Travel fees are not included.

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0 Supporters
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