An upscale beverage and dining experience, featuring a downstairs wine and raw bar and a speakeasy upstairs.

Leela's Raw Bar (downstairs) will feature one of Dallas’s most unique and extensive wine programs – with 25 wines on tap
abv establishment (upstairs) will be a craft cocktail bar, serving more than 20 Prohibition-era cocktails
Located in Lower Greenville, Dallas’s go-to neighborhood for forward-thinking dining and shopping
Experienced management team owns and operates Feed Company, the celebrated bourbon and eclectic dining concept, next door
Free Wine for Life with investments over $5,000 (see Bonus Rewards)
This investment is secured by a blanket lien on all assets of the business

Investment Terms

FC Sugar, LLC

Type of Offering
Regulation Crowdfunding

Offered By
NextSeed US LLC

Offering Min


Offering Max


Min Individual Investment


Type of Securities

Revenue Sharing Note

Investment Multiple


Revenue Sharing Percentage

Up to 5.75%

If the final offering amount raised is less than or equal to $250,000, then 5.75% of monthly gross revenue will be shared.

If the final offering amount raised is greater than $250,000, then 8.0% of monthly gross revenue will be shared.

Maturity 48 months


Security Interest Blanket Lien
Ownership % Represented by Securities

0% Investors will not receive any equity interests in the Issuer or any voting or management rights with respect to the Issuer as a result of an investment in Securities.

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Use of Proceeds

Funds raised through NextSeed will go toward concept buildout. Any funds raised in excess of the minimum target will go towards furniture and fixtures and initial working capital.


First floor


Second floor

Company Description

Leela’s Raw Bar & abv establishment ("Leela's & abv") will become new destinations in Dallas’s ever-burgeoning Lower Greenville neighborhood. An upscale dining and drinking concept (created by the team behind the popular Feed Company Eatery and Bourbon Lounge) will combine two bars under one roof. The complementary pairing will provide approachable wines on tap paired with creative raw bar plates downstairs (Leela's), plus craft cocktails in a fun, laidback environment upstairs (abv).


Sketch of the first floor concept, Leela's Raw Bar.

Inspired by Napa Valley, Leela’s New American menu will serve seasonal, market-driven plates and over fifty wines both on tap and by the bottle. The share-heavy menu allows diners to enjoy charcuterie boards, bruschetta, ceviche and fresh pasta made from scratch. Oysters will be sourced exclusively from North America and will reflect the best of what is available. An open-concept kitchen, oyster shucking station and a grand meat slicing counter enhance the convivial atmosphere. Outdoor seating will also be available.

The second level will host abv establishment. Guests will sip prohibition-style cocktails and order from a thoughtful menu of light snacks (think flavored popcorns and sliders). Access to the cocktail bar will be directly from the street, where a cheetah print staircase and grand chandelier let you know you’re in the right place. A something-for-everyone space, the bar will provide an easy place to mingle while the lounge areas will offer a more private experience.


                                                                     Sketch of the second floor, abv establishment.

Always a popular nightlife destination, Lower Greenville has recently witnessed an ascension in fine dining. Leela’s & abv synthesize these worlds for an experience that is wholly new and oh-so-right for the neighborhood. Additionally, it will be only the sixth restaurant in Lower Greenville to maintain a late-night permit. This allows patrons to enjoy both of the bars until 2 a.m., providing a more upscale alternative to most of Dallas’s post-midnight options.

At 1914 Greenville Ave, Leela’s & abv sit among one of Dallas’s few walkable streets. Two adjacent parking lots solve the notorious headache that is parking in Lowest Greenville.

Examples of cocktails to be served at abv.

Arriving in January 2018, this will be the second opening from Sameer Patel and Patrick Bruce. The extended team is comprised of experienced professionals with over 50 combined years in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Business Model

Leela’s & abv will target Dallas’s urban professionals in the 24-55 year old demographic, with weekday hours running from late-afternoon to 2 a.m.

Leela's will also feature an all-day weekend brunch. The wine-forward food and beverage menu aims to make great wines approachable to all, with North American wines served both on tap and by the bottle. High priced wines will be available by the glass due to the recent ability to purchase kegged fine wines. No other establishments in Lower Greenville can boast this extensive program, something the management team has already done successfully with their bourbon menu at Feed Company. The restaurant will accommodate roughly 70 indoor seats and 10 outdoor seats.

The abv experience will be similarly singular. Educated bartenders will work from a menu of 20 Prohibition-style craft cocktails. Patrons will also be able to order beer or any of the wines from adjoining Leela’s. Light snacking menus will change weekly. The lounge will seat roughly 60 guests.

The team successfully launched and operated neighboring business, Feed Company.

Other new restaurants and shops have evolved Lower Greenville into a high-traffic area from which this business will benefit. Alternately, Leela’s & abv will bring late-night traffic to the neighborhood as one of its few late-night offerings.

By creating a unique concept on each floor, Leela’s & abv caters to two sets of local needs while hitting on national trends. Leela’s joins the national wine-on-tap trend and brings it to Lower Greenville in its largest scale. Abv will join the ever-growing list of dynamic craft cocktail bars in the U.S. It also fills a gap in the “speakeasy”-style experience that has proven so successful in other major cities. Both Leela’s & abv also provide a space for groups to go before and/or after they eat dinner in one of the many popular dining establishments in the area.

Location Analysis

Leela's & abv will open at 1914 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206.

As a unique subset of Dallas, Lowest Greenville is fast becoming the must-experience neighborhood in Dallas. Situated on one of city’s rare walkable strips, Leela’s & abv will be surrounded by other hip eateries and retail locations. Lowest Greenville particularly has been described as a “pedestrian oasis,” a remarkable transformation for the area that has been decades in the making.

The median household income of Lower Greenville residents is $73k with most residents in the 22-44 year old range, placing Leela’s & abv squarely in the environment of their customer base. Population is steadily growing, projected to raise by 4% in the next five years. D Magazine describes the area as “a close-knit community of residents committed to making their neighborhood better. And, yes, many of them are usually up for a night out in the heart of the city.” Dallas residents are known to flock from farther neighborhoods, however, for a night out in Lower Greenville.


June 2016
Lease signed
September 2017
Completed the design phase
September 2017
Demolition has kicked off
December 2017
Anticipated completion of construction
January 2018
Targeted opening for Leela's & abv

Meet the Team

Sameer Patel
Co-founder & Managing Partner

Sameer is responsible for concept creation, budgeting/finance, legal and assembling the management team.

He currently serves as the Managing Partner of Feed Company. Previously, Sameer worked in the financial services industry in private equity at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, consulting at IBM and Eze Software Group, and as a Project Manager at Goldman Sachs.

Patrick Bruce
Co-founder & Director of Food & Beverage

Patrick shares responsibility for concept creation, leads development of the food and beverage programs, and ensures day-to-day oversight of the business.

Patrick currently serves in the same capacity at Feed Company. Prior, he led an opening at another Dallas-based restaurant group and spent 11 years as an Area Sales Manager at Ben E. Keith Food and Alcohol Distributers.

Bonus Rewards

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  • Invitation for 2 to Investor Launch Party
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  • $50 Gift Card
  • Invitation for 4 to Investor Launch Party
  • Free Wine for Life: One glass of anything we have on tap (1 per day, in perpetuity)


  • Invitation for 10 to Investor Launch Party
  • $100 Gift Card
  • Free Wine for Life: One glass of anything we have on tap (1 per day, in perpetuity)


  • Invitation for 10 to Investor Launch Party
  • $100 Gift Card
  • Name a cocktail at Leela’s & abv
  • Free Wine for Life: One glass of anything we have on tap (1 per day, in perpetuity)