When Willy Wang and Stacy Tang moved to the Bay Area, Willy had a job in San Francisco, and Stacy was trying to decide what career she wanted to pursue in the U.S. They found a supportive landlord and their current space at 412 22nd Street in Oakland. The space had previously been designed for a Taiwanese restaurant, but construction was only half finished. Willy and Stacy decided that if they could get a loan, they would launch their business.
“Main Street Launch was the perfect fit,” remembers Willy. “Our conversations at banks ended quickly since we were first-time restaurant owners and our business wasn’t established yet. At Main Street Launch it was the first time someone asked us about what kind of food we wanted to serve. Their support and backing gave us more confidence that we could actually make the business successful.”
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