We Took the Long Way Round
We launched our IndieGogo campaign on June 9th, 2016. Somehow an entire year has flown by and we're amazed by all that has happened. We wanted to share with you a little of all the things - there's lots of things.
Launch PARTY - June 2016
Over 200 friends and family attended our launch party at Textile Hall and nearly 100 backers supported our vision by raising $8,100. This chunk of capital assisted in our initial real estate costs as well as kickstarted our operating cash flow.
46 Lois Ave
At the outset of our campaign, we had a specific property under contract in the Village of West Greenville. As a former boarding house, 46 Lois Ave. offered a spectacular floorplan. However, due to potential environmental hazards with the surrounding land, we opted out of moving forward at this location in October 2016.
After deciding on our location, we immediately started developing plans on how to utilize every inch of the property to make it functional and aesthetically appealing to our guests. We think we've got a good thing coming!
We widened our hunt and broadened the opportunity within Greenville by looking outside of the arts district. We didn't go too far though - landing on a 813 Augusta Rd. This former dentist office surprised us and immediately revealed insane potential.
Commercial real estate has its challenges and our project is no exception. The designs have been submitted and are under review with the city for approval and permitting. Once we receive the OK, we can begin renovations.