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1 49 Lawton Street New Rochelle, NY 914-278-9350 Lifestyle, Inc. Combining Style with Social Responsibility

2 Imagine a unique gathering place where you could shop, dine, explore ideas, sit in on a jam session, watch a rehearsal, sign up for a culinary class or just hang out for a cup of coffee or tea or a “green drink” with your lap-top—or better still—a new friend. Welcome to RECOLOGIE - a space dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle, which supports local and global artists, offers farm- to- table dining, provides a place for entertainment and builds community. We are ready to grow! Market our brand! Increase our staff! Expand our space!

3 In 2008, Recologie began as a eco-friendly boutique located in Larchmont, NY. The demand for unique products with compelling stories provided the impetus to look for larger space. Through conversation with our customers, it was clear that the boutique alone would not address the needs of the growing health minded community and with increased square footage we could include a Café and Gallery. New Rochelle, now experiencing a Renaissance in downtown development, was the obvious choice for our new site. In the fall of 2013 we signed a lease for 6000 square feet and began our new life and hoped we knew what were doing!!!

4 Boutique Global Fair Trade products supporting good business practices Support for local artists and designers utilizing sustainable materials Product workshops and vendor opportunities Café Farm-to-table menu for a growing health-minded community Support for emerging chefs providing opportunities to learn in an active environment Culinary classes designed to share our passion for healthy dining Catering for special events Providing space for the community with full services on site Educational workshops for a healthy lifestyle Gallery Exhibitions supporting Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose Lectures, book signings, educational workshops on environmental issues E-Commerce On-line retail catalogue Recologie’s passion is to inform, raise awareness and provide a place for social connection in an affordable environment. We believe that we can create something new, something personal, where we can choose to “do good” and make a profit.

5 Target Market Westchester County Lower Hudson Valley Connecticut Rockland County Audience Baby Boomers X and Y Generations Young Professionals Families Health Conscious Individuals National online Community Note: We are at the foot of new high-rise apartments, Trump Tower and in the heart of a new Transit-oriented development plan in the City of New Rochelle. We are one block from the rail road station. Competitive Market We are a blend of independently existing venues. We offer Vegan/Vegetarian dining, art, education, retail shopping and community building under one roof. Dining: Jolo’s Kitchen, New Rochelle, NY Blood Root, Bridgeport, CT Sweet Grass, Tarrytown, NY Retail: The Silk Road, Bronxville, NY Beehive Collective, Mt. Kisco, NY Venues with similar orientations are: Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC now opening its fourth satellite due to its popularity. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY a public garden and cultural center which supports education, the arts, a retail shop and café.

6 Maria A. Cisneros - Founder Owner/Director: Recologie LLC, Paper by Nature, Botanical Collage Art & Design Studio and Forever in Bloom. Developed botanical workshops NY Botanical Gardens. 15 years successful retail and business development. Judith Weber -Co-founder, Development Director Artist, Arts Space Developer, Founder of Judith Weber LLC, 1978, Co-founder & developing partner for Media Loft Artists in Residence Condominium completed 2002. Christopher Garcia - Technology Director Drawing Board Media Account Executive development and management of websites. Founder/President - Northeastern Environmental Resolutions, 2003. Ihsaana Muhammad -Chef Graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, NYC. Celebrity Chef, educator, vegan baker at Peacefood Café. NYC. Creator of on-line food boutique-byDimples. OUR TEAM Our combined skills provide essential talent to launch our vision. A Business development consultant would be a desired addition to continue to expand both our space and our concept. Additional staff requirements: Café manager, Retail associate with e-commerce experience, Marketing associate to build brand, Kitchen staff, Associate Events Planner.

7 Existing Financing Recologie LLC rollover funds: $10,000 Family & Friends: $136,000 Business Loan: $50,000 Projected needs 1-3 years: $300,000 Upgrade existing commercial kitchen Renovate and outfit 2000 sq.ft event space to support black box theater, catered events, seasonal marketplace, and have the ability to lease short term space for artists and educational projects Increase visibility through print and marketing opportunities Support payroll WHY US? We have created a welcoming place that supports integration of shopping, dining and participation in an environment created to intentionally raise awareness for a more mindful lifestyle. More than 60% of our customers come for one reason and take advantage of what is fully available. That experience more than doubles the financial investment each customer makes while visiting us and encourages them to return. We have the capacity to satisfy multiple needs “one venue at a time”. THANK YOU


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