Pescadero Country Store

$65,636 of $65k goal

Raised by 509 people in 6 months
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Cindy Simms  PESCADERO, CA
In the early morning hours of September 18th, fire destroyed the very heart of Pescadero. The Pescadero Country store,  known to the  locals,  as Cindy's .
This tragedy not only effects the residents of Pescadero but,  the larger Bay Area population that comes here, to enjoy pizza, BBQ and live music.
Cindy Simms, is the Very Large  Heart of this town.  It is her establishment in which we celebrate life's victories and mourn its losses.  This is one of the large losses.
Our community is currently traumatized . We are a very tight community and, we know how to come together in times like these.  We will come back even stronger but, we desperately need your monetary assistance. 
There are employees out of work and the enormous task of clean up and rebuilding.
We sincerely thank you for all of your well wishes and we look forward to serving you again in the not too distant future.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Update 4
Posted by Cindy Simms
2 months ago
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Happy new year to everone one and thank you all again for all your generosity!

Hopefully will have the plans for the new building soon!
Thank you again!


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Update 3
Posted by Cindy Simms
5 months ago
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We thank everyone again for all your support. We cleaned everthing up. Next step is to get some plans drawn up!

Thank you again.
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Update 2
Posted by Cindy Simms
5 months ago
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I want to thank everyone again for all the well wishes and support. Everyone has been amazing.

We almost have the debris cleared away. It might be all gone tomorrow. Every step has brought on a new wave of emotions. I am hoping the next wave of emotion will be excitement rather than tears.

I'm going to try and post a new picture tomorrow but I make no promises my photo posting skills are lacking.

We thank everyone again for all your help.

Cindy, Steve and Staff
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Update 1
Posted by Cindy Simms
6 months ago
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Steve and I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and generous donations for the Pescadero Country Store. The response from the community, friends, and customers has been extremely heartwarming. We all have worked very hard the last 13 years to transform the Pescadero Country Store into an enjoyable place to eat and hang out with family and friends. Your generosity validates all that hard work.

It is heartbreaking to lose this piece of history. Not just for us, but also for many past and present members of the community. It is hard for us to explain what the store meant to us. Growing up in such a small community and knowing the history of the store we are blessed with many memories .

We going to hold onto our memories and turn a negative into a positive so that we can create many new memories.

Xoxo

Cindy & Steve
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6 months ago
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On behalf of myself, Cindy, Steve, the employees , and everyone in Pescadero, Thank you ❤️ for your very generous donations and your heart warming comments. You are keeping us going! Janice

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6 months ago
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We are overwhelmed by your Generosity. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, for continuing to share this effort and for your Uplifting comments and well wishes. I was speaking with, Cindy, yesterday. Her tears of grief have been replaced with tears of gratitude. Sometimes, when you are the person chasing your own dreams and growing your business, you do not realize the place that you have in people's hearts. Cindy now feels validated in all of her efforts,to convert this small town market into what became, our town center. She is coming to realize what her establishment meant to all of us. Her heart is filled with your warm wishes . Our conversations are turning towards the future... And it is Grand. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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Rob Tillitz
6 months ago
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Over 20% of the goal has been raised in the first 20 hours of the campaign. Ten, twenty, a hundred dollars at a time it's adding up quick. Support is contagious. Spread the word, tell three friends.

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6 months ago
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Rob, Thank you for your continued support. Your "rounding up" has not gone unnoticed! Thanks for keeping the energy infusions. This will be the first weekend that town will be open as somewhat usual. My shop is right across the street from the remnants. The enrgy in town is stagnant. The heart beat is missing. we need our visitors to come and reenergized the town. On the bright side, Cindy, is hopeful of the future. We discuss what can be......Thanks to All...

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Rob Tillitz
5 months ago

Cleanup pretty much done, and new wood rising from the ashes. Please help.

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Rob Tillitz
5 months ago

Here's what Larry says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plSRtNUgUDg

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Terry Donoho
5 months ago

You did not only tough the hearts of the community. I live north of Sacramento. A friend and I have been going to the light house for years. We stopped here every time. Bicyclists on Hwy 1 have been at this country store. Please become whole again. Our prayers are also with you and your community.

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Art Gavel
6 months ago

this HAS to work! the idea of knowing there is no Pescadero Country Store just kills me, and I haven't lived in Pescadero since 1978, but when I go to visit, the store is always the first place I go regardless of whether My sister is there or not. the store is just where you go. you are bound to run into someone you know. THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THAT STORE.

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Anne B Wright
6 months ago

What a wonderful way for the community to give back!

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Mark Eden
6 months ago

This past Labor Day, my family took the short drive from Palo Alto over to Pescadero. There we were in the quaint beer garden of the Pescadero Country Store. There was no fog on the coast. The sun was shining. A local folk band was doing its thing and a bunch of kids were either dancing to the music, kicking a soccer ball, or eating with their parents at one of the dozen or so tables sprinkled across "lawn". We were sharing a table with a couple from La Honda. They moved there about 20 years ago -- from Palo Alto, no less. We exchanged quips about the changing demographics of my home town and then wondered what happened to Ramona's Pizza. It truly was one of those magical afternoons, created in no small part by pints of local brew. Less than two weeks later, we heard of the fire that destroyed the Pescadero Country Store. Our hearts sank. It was truly a unique venue for enjoying food, drink and music. We will miss it so much on our trips to the coast. Please know that after your rebuild, the Pescadero Country Store will be our very first stop. We look forward to it, and we wish you the very best of luck with the work ahead. See you soon! -Mark

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$65,636 of $65k goal

Raised by 509 people in 6 months
Created September 19, 2016
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Cindy Simms  
$100
Anonymous
18 days ago
$36
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1 month ago
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$50
Amy Sippos
1 month ago
$2,000
Anonymous
1 month ago
$1,000
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1 month ago
$100
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1 month ago
RB
$50
Richard Boulanger
2 months ago
$50
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2 months ago
$100
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3 months ago
$500
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3 months ago
6 months ago
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On behalf of myself, Cindy, Steve, the employees , and everyone in Pescadero, Thank you ❤️ for your very generous donations and your heart warming comments. You are keeping us going! Janice

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6 months ago
2
2

We are overwhelmed by your Generosity. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, for continuing to share this effort and for your Uplifting comments and well wishes. I was speaking with, Cindy, yesterday. Her tears of grief have been replaced with tears of gratitude. Sometimes, when you are the person chasing your own dreams and growing your business, you do not realize the place that you have in people's hearts. Cindy now feels validated in all of her efforts,to convert this small town market into what became, our town center. She is coming to realize what her establishment meant to all of us. Her heart is filled with your warm wishes . Our conversations are turning towards the future... And it is Grand. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

+ Read More
Rob Tillitz
6 months ago
2
2

Over 20% of the goal has been raised in the first 20 hours of the campaign. Ten, twenty, a hundred dollars at a time it's adding up quick. Support is contagious. Spread the word, tell three friends.

+ Read More
6 months ago
1
1

Rob, Thank you for your continued support. Your "rounding up" has not gone unnoticed! Thanks for keeping the energy infusions. This will be the first weekend that town will be open as somewhat usual. My shop is right across the street from the remnants. The enrgy in town is stagnant. The heart beat is missing. we need our visitors to come and reenergized the town. On the bright side, Cindy, is hopeful of the future. We discuss what can be......Thanks to All...

+ Read More
Rob Tillitz
5 months ago

Cleanup pretty much done, and new wood rising from the ashes. Please help.

+ Read More
Rob Tillitz
5 months ago

Here's what Larry says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plSRtNUgUDg

+ Read More
Terry Donoho
5 months ago

You did not only tough the hearts of the community. I live north of Sacramento. A friend and I have been going to the light house for years. We stopped here every time. Bicyclists on Hwy 1 have been at this country store. Please become whole again. Our prayers are also with you and your community.

+ Read More
Art Gavel
6 months ago

this HAS to work! the idea of knowing there is no Pescadero Country Store just kills me, and I haven't lived in Pescadero since 1978, but when I go to visit, the store is always the first place I go regardless of whether My sister is there or not. the store is just where you go. you are bound to run into someone you know. THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THAT STORE.

+ Read More
Anne B Wright
6 months ago

What a wonderful way for the community to give back!

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Mark Eden
6 months ago

This past Labor Day, my family took the short drive from Palo Alto over to Pescadero. There we were in the quaint beer garden of the Pescadero Country Store. There was no fog on the coast. The sun was shining. A local folk band was doing its thing and a bunch of kids were either dancing to the music, kicking a soccer ball, or eating with their parents at one of the dozen or so tables sprinkled across "lawn". We were sharing a table with a couple from La Honda. They moved there about 20 years ago -- from Palo Alto, no less. We exchanged quips about the changing demographics of my home town and then wondered what happened to Ramona's Pizza. It truly was one of those magical afternoons, created in no small part by pints of local brew. Less than two weeks later, we heard of the fire that destroyed the Pescadero Country Store. Our hearts sank. It was truly a unique venue for enjoying food, drink and music. We will miss it so much on our trips to the coast. Please know that after your rebuild, the Pescadero Country Store will be our very first stop. We look forward to it, and we wish you the very best of luck with the work ahead. See you soon! -Mark

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