Meet the 2017 Finalists

Six aspiring business owners will continue on in the competition to open a storefront in downtown Sacramento.

The six finalists are Milk House Shakes, Churro Project, Miscellaneous, Sacramento Whiskey Co., The Kitchen Table, and Vity.

Meet the 2017 Calling All Dreamers Finalists


What makes Milk House Shakes different than just another ice cream parlor? Every shake at Milk House Shakes will be named after US Presidents! With shakes like the “George Washington,” featuring vanilla ice cream with apple pie filling, pie crust crumbs and topped with a cherry, Milk House Shakes will be a combination of Kelly Boyles’s love of US History and her fondness for milkshakes.

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Peter and Chris Syravong – two brothers born and raised in Sacramento – are vying to add to a tasty new treat to downtown Sacramento’s dessert scene. The shop will offer classic treats – churros and ice cream – with a modern twist and customized flavors. With a focus on Sacramento culture, Churro Project is intent on becoming THE dessert destination.

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Miscellaneous is a new concept for a retail store. William and Gabriela Mendoza want to offer space, shelving and furniture to business owners with products to sell without the overhead of owning a store. Focused on growing its vendors, Miscellaneous will give them the ability to network, attend workshops, and learn about subjects of interest to grow their business.



Sacramento Whiskey Co. will be Sacramento’s first distillery since prohibition. With Sacramento Whiskey Co., Joe Ledbetter aims to establish a “must see” destination for visitors of downtown Sacramento while being the region’s leader in the production of premium distilled whiskeys. Superior quality will be the mantra: from the selection of grains to other raw materials and more.

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Susan O’Brien’s dream to create a space where the community can gather to celebrate their love of food will come to life with The Kitchen Table, a boutique featuring specially curated kitchen items. The shop will showcase local Sacramento products, making it perfect for locals looking for a hostess gift or visitors who want to bring home something quintessentially Sacramento.



Jade Epps wants Vity to empower every customer when it comes to their skin care process. Vity will specialize in making customized skin care products for every individual, at an affordable price. Customers will have the opportunity to participate in a “build your own” type of experience, with the result being their own specialized skin care line.

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