Revolving Test Kitchen


Participants in the Revolving Test Kitchen are granted a ‘golden ticket’ to trial their business model, build their capacity, understand their market, and prepare to grow into a permanent location. The program is designed to provide access to free space in prominent café in downtown Lawrence with a high end build out and ample space for storage, prep, and customer space. Beyond free rent, participants receive technical assistance from a number of area partners and personal mentoring from food entrepreneur Sal Lupoli.

Throughout their time in the program—which lasts up to a year—businesses will work with the Lawrence Partnership and City of Lawrence to identify an appropriate permanent location and will develop financial projections and a business model to qualify for funding from the Lawrence Venture Loan Fund to help make the transition.


420 Common Street, Lawrence, MA

street parking available

Mon: 9am-7pm

Tues: 9am-7pm

Weds: 9am-7pm

Thurs: 9am-7pm

Fri: 9am-7pm

Sat: 10am-7pm

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The application is now open for next year's program participant! Follow the link below to learn more about the requirements and how to apply.

To learn more about how to get involved, contact Derek Mitchell at

978-655-5824 or


Angie Jimenez

Owner, Bocaditos

Bocaditos LLC, which will offer Latin-inspired dishes, appetizers and desserts from scratch using the freshest ingredients, served for the fast food environment. This talented entrepreneur is ready to bring her restaurant to the next level using locally sourced food to connect with the community. 

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Danny Torres

Owner, El Encanto

El Encanto, is a family restaurant operated by father and son who in combination have more than 30 years of experience in the kitchen industry. It was founded in Lawrence MA in 2018. Before they opened their doors father and son have worked in different restaurants and hotels with different kinds of food, from Italian to Lebanese! Our goal is to provide our customers the very freshest with the best quality and the best taste of food available at the best price with an impeccable service that keeps our guests coming back.

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Raymond Gonzalez

Owner, CocoRays

CocoRay's is a Puerto Rican / Mexican fusion restaurant with the "best tacos in town"! Led by Raymond Gonzalez, CocoRay's started out as a big red food truck that would travel throughout the city and is how Ray first captured many community members' hearts. CocoRay's was the first resident in the RTK and our most recent graduate! Now located on Parker Street, the restaurant has set up a permanent brick'n'motar location and extended the menu to include smoothies, more Boriquen dishes, and much more!

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420 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 655-5824

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