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IZOLA Closure Updates

THANK YOU Thank you, thank you, thank you. When we put a call out last week to the San Diego community for job opportunities for our stellar IZOLA team, the offers came FLOODING IN. The community has come out in full force offering amazing opportunities for the IZOLA team and we are just so grateful for you all. Some team members are choosing to take a well-deserved break, a few have already landed jobs or are weighing job offers, and others are on the search for their next opportunity. Here are just a few of the businesses that have reached out - a who's who of some of the tastiest places in town! Please stop by to support those who supported us, their food is super tasty and you might see a familiar IZOLA face behind the counter. 🥰 BAKERIES and DESSERTS (this would make for an epic San Diego bakery crawl!) Con Pane Bread and Cie Asa Cafe and Bakery Hinar Dessert Bar and Cafe Wildwood Flour Ramona Country Bakery Flour Atelier (opening soon!) Sugar and Scribe Prager Brothers Blackmarket Bakery An's Hatmakers (of An's Dry Cleaning Gelato) RESTAURANTS and CAFES RMD Group Tahini (hot from the oven pita bread!) Marisi La Jolla Tavoli Nostra Pizzeria e Cucina Palmy's Pendry Hotel Urban Kitchen Group Rise (opening soon near SDSU!) The Vibe Coffee N Talk Olive Cafe Northside Shack Miracle Potion OTHER FOOD Jimbo's LuckyBolt Pete's Real Food OTHER INDUSTRIES Aaron Price Fellows St. Paul's UCSD Temporary Employment Services Family Health Centers of San Diego McKenna Boiler Healthy Hound Products Murray Lampert Attention Employers: If you are hiring, please email Jenny - we are still actively seeking placement for our team and have an internal job board and support services to assist our team however we can.


 

BAKESHOP UPDATES While the first few days of the closure were dedicated to assisting with job placement, Jenny and I have been hustling on a few other fronts as well.... We've asked a few members of our leadership team to stay on during this closure and the small but mighty team has hit the ground running. Together they have already:

  • Tested 16 different croissant and pastry flavors

  • Tested 5 new sourdough flavors

  • Tested 1 new type of bread

The output from the team has been inspiring. It has been fun and exciting to be exploring new flavor combinations and we can't wait for the wider IZOLA Fam to try them out when we reopen.




I, as well as our Design Assistant Alejandra, have also been hyper-focused on the renovation we had planned for January. We don't have a lot of wiggle room to move the construction up any further, but if it's possible, we're making that happen. Jenny and I are headed to Europe next week to inspect our new ovens and proofers as they come off the line at Salva. Stay tuned for more reno updates!


 



NEXT WEDNESDAY Join Jenny and me on Wednesday November 8th at 7p on Google Meet for our next investor conversation. We are raising funds now as we move forward on building our new zero-emission manufacturing facility and bake shop, IZOLA Main, the plans for which are featured above. Located in the heart of City Heights, we'll be bringing over 20 purpose-filled careers and investing in an underserved community. We aim to change the way America thinks about croissants and sourdough. The IZOLA way. Hot from the oven, great hospitality, amazing quality. Justice. Investing in American Green Manufacturing. Creating careers. Improving the quality of our bread and croissants. Planning to open 12 IZOLAs in SoCal. Hard? Yes. But so exciting to invest in American manufacturing and in our community. Believe in what we do? Join us. To learn more, RSVP for our Wednesday call and drop by for a minute and say hi or stay the whole time. It's a fun time and super casual. Never invested before? Not to worry! It's super simple. *Please only invest an amount you would feel comfortable losing. Investing in private businesses involves risk. Though potential returns are designed to reflect that risk, there is a possibility that you will lose your entire investment.

*Please only invest an amount you would feel comfortable losing. Investing in private businesses involves risk. Though potential returns are designed to reflect that risk, there is a possibility that you will lose your entire investment.

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