We raised over $126,000 in 60 days (including offline contributions)! Thank you so much for beleiving & investing in me and in The Lit. Bar: where we'll live out our literary & wino dreams together in the Bronx. Every dollar you poured in and every share has an impact helping us turn the vision for our third space into reality. I can't even say that my dreams are coming true, because this is all so much bigger than I could have ever imagined.
It's lit! You surpassed your crowdfund goal. So The Lit. Bar opens tomorrow, right?
Now, the real work begins! The funds raised via Indiegogo represent about a third of our start-up costs. Beginning April 10th (after some administrative duties, a trip to Oregon for the American Booksellers Association's Children's Institute, and some rest), we will get aggressive about securing a lease and a small business loan. Your wild support to-date let prospective property owners and lenders know that the Bronx means business! We are following up on several opportunities for a space and funding that didn't come easily before you backed us up.
We're striving to open our home by the fall (or this year should we need to run over any unexpected roadblocks). While working on the work, we're staying relevant in the press, creating/mailing your perks, and working our day jobs. Thank you for your patience as we catch up on several hundred of your congratulatory messages and inquiries.