Revolving Test Kitchen
Born out of a community collaboration and inspired vision for Lawrence’s
future, food entrepreneur and developer Sal Lupoli helped found the
Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK) as a mechanism to invest in local food-based
businesses in Lawrence. Facilitated by the Lawrence Partnership and in
collaboration with NECC and the City of Lawrence, the RTK provided one
entrepreneur a year a ‘golden ticket’ to help develop their business model,
try out menus, establish a market, and invest in the infrastructure that
would allow them to create a permanent brick and mortar presence in
Now, as Lupoli Companies and NECC are doubling down and resources
from MassDevelopment have been secured to match the local investment,
the RTK is being transformed to have a bigger and broader impact for
food-based businesses in Lawrence and beyond. The expanded RTK will
include multiple retail-facing businesses on the 1st floor at one time,
while also developing a shared commercial kitchen facility in the
basement, which can be rented at low-cost rates by dozens of caterers,
bakers, food trucks, and many more as they build and scale their
businesses. The new RTK has been under construction for over 9 months
and plans to re-open in the spring of 2021 with a new model, serving
dozens of businesses in a shared commercial kitchen model.
420 Common Street, Lawrence, MA
Street parking available
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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.
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.
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!