During the fall of 2012 we held a fundraiser to assist with this major move and construction project. While our Kickstarter Project helped us complete a large number of projects, it didn’t go the whole way. There are a few pieces of the design that have been on hold…beyond what can be considered my normal operating funds.
With the Support of Sunrise Bank, I was able to secure an SBA loan to begin to complete our final projects! This is a big investment and commits me to this space for the next 10 years! Helping me pay down this loan will make the next years even more stable and allow Butter to continue to grow.
Here’s what’s left on my list. Can you help out?
If you missed a chance to be a community supporter earlier here's your chance. Stop by the shop and talk with Dan or one of our baristas about a way to share your gifts of time, talent, or financial support! Every little bit helps (and will be acknowledged/rewarded)!
1. printing of panels (by our local Minuteman Printer on high quality canvas) to be placed on our fenceline to tell the story of our local suppliers ($30 each (x15 panels))
2. outdoor benches (2) from a local crafts person... (we’ve been given permission to create a seating area on the north side!) ($2400)
3. Edible landscaping – we would like to add berries and other fruits to our outdoor space (to harvest for use in the shop!) (even a donation to MN GREEN $55 could help us with resources). We're also aiming to put in native grasses along our front boulevard...
4. A funky, artistic signage element over our front doorway...I'm working with artists from the FIRE ARTS CENTER on Chicago Ave. to create a one-of-a-kind sign reusing kitchen materials and other recycled items. ($1000-3000?)