Grotto Reaches Its Goal; Dessert Truck Works is Next Lucky Ant Project

On Tuesday, we told you about Lucky Ant, a new Lower East Side start-up devoted to hyperlocal crowdfunding for small businesses. The company’s current project was Grotto, the Italian restaurant on Forsyth Street. Grotto was trying to raise $7500 to cover its beautiful garden. Here’s an update. Last night, with minutes to spare before the fundraising deadline, they made it!

Lucky Ant has now moved on to its next LES venture: Dessert Truck Works on Clinton Street. In the next eight days, they’re trying to raise $3500 to launch a new line of desserts sold in grocery stores. Have a look at the pitch.