Musical Icon Dabbles as Restaurateur

28 04 2011
Jon Bon Jovi can add equal-opportunity restaurateur to his long list of charitable ventures — which includes activity with the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and advocacy on behalf of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.

Jon Bon Jovi, second from left, at the 2009 ribbon cutting for a Newark, NY housing project (Photo credit: The Star-Ledger)

The new eatery will follow in the footsteps of the “SAME” Cafe, in Denver, CO, and “One World” Cafe, located in Salt Lake City, UT: which feature absolutely no prices for their meals.  Instead, patrons are encouraged to “pay what they can.”
WABC reports that the community planning board in Red Bank, NJ unanimously approved the project, which could open as early as July.

At Bon Jovi’s establishment, a suggested donation is $10– more if you can afford it. Additional funds raised will go toward paying other people’s bills.  An alternative to monetary contributions is volunteer work– pitching in at the place!

The restaurant, which has yet to be named, will feature healthy, locally grown foods. The building that will house this venture is a former auto-repair business. It stands among several commercial structures in development for an update.  Plans for the restaurant are said to include limited parking, so as not to disturb the few residential propertys adjacent to the vacancies, as well as a garden.




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