CLOSE

CLEVELAND – The birth of food trucks in Cleveland a couple years has sparked a whole new concept on wheels – a T-shirt truck.

Tony Madalone, the owner of Fresh Brewed Tees – a Cleveland-based and -focused clothing operation – announced he’s expanding his business to include a retail truck.

Madalone, who owns a store at the South Park Mall in Strongsville, said he’s been looking for a retail location in Cleveland’s hot spots – East 4th/Gateway, Warehouse District, Ohio City, Tremont, etc. – and couldn’t decide on which one.

Listen Live WZAK Cleveland

LISTEN LIVE. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE.

“So we got creative and thought, ‘what if we go where the people are?!’” Madalone posted online.

The company purchased a box truck that looks similar to a food truck, but it’s looking for help from Clevelanders to help get it “street ready.” He’s hoping to get $5,000 in the next 24 days, and has already raised more than $1,600.

Madalone turned to Kickstarter – a crowd-funding website that allows people to providing financial backing for a project in return for something from the owner if and when the project meets its goal.

For instance, those donating $5 or more will get an Free Brewed Tees truck sticker, and those giving $50 or more will get: a high five, cool sticker, invite to cookout part and a limited edition T-shirt.

SOURCE: newsnet5.com
Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5