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Kickstart Passadorés


As one Molalla family is finding out, there are a lot of bumps along the way to opening a business. Tim and Gina Bilyeu have turned to Kickstarter.com in hopes of getting over the hump.

The project video is online at Kickstarter.com, and offers a glimpse inside the Passadorés Pizzeria remodel. The bulk of the trouble in their way is due to new plumbing the county is requiring them to install, which will require them to cut through the concrete in the restaurant’s floor and parking lot.

“We’ve gone a little deeper into the remodel than we planned to,” Tim Bilyeu said in the video, and we’re trying to offer “the best we possibly can.”

They’re asking for $23,000. As of Monday, Oct. 28, the project had 10 backers, pledging a total of $1,520.

The restaurant’s grand opening will most likely be in January, Bilyeu said.