Flounce Vintage Flood Recovery
$5,000 of $5,000 goal
As you may have heard, Flounce Vintage had a truly awful flood recently due to pipes bursting in our building on Echo Park Ave. It was our third flood in 10 years.
Below is a video of the store the day of the flood.
We lost the majority of our merchandise. We had insurance but it barely covers the tip of our total loss.
Along with these damages, our new landlords have refused to give us a break on rent for the entire time the store has been out of commission. When we let them know that this was not fair, they gave us a three day pay or quit notice.
We've been at our location in Echo Park for over eleven years. We have loved being here. It was not our choice to leave but it seems we must. It's time for us to move to a new place, one that is safe and dry, where we can re-open and hopefully be even better than before. Here's the good news: we found a place! But In order to make this move possible, we need your help.
Here's what we need: some financial help to get the new place up and running and to hire a lawyer because the landlord has threatened us with a lawsuit for defamation for discussing this on the web. We also need your thoughts, good wishes and your help in spreading the word that we are moving. If there's anything else you can think of, we'd love to hear about it.
Thanks for being such a great community for eleven plus years.
We hope to be back up and running soon at our new home at 718 North Virgil Ave.
We hope to see you soon,
Flounce and Lisa
Flounce is officially reopening on May 4th and we're having a party- Please come!
It's at our new location:
718 North Virgil Ave. LA 90029
Sunday, May 4th 12-6pm
I'll repost that nearer to the day but just wanted to say again, now that Flounce is so close to reopening, that I could not have done this without you.
As it turns out, this fund drive was a saving grace.
I was skeptical when Caitlin convinced me to do it and now I honestly can't imagine what would've happened if I hadn't.
So Sierra, Steven, Karl, Jeffrey, Dana, Rachel, Eric, Skip Ecri, Kindred Autumn, Aaron, Marie, Georgia, Annette, Donal, Joe, Beth, Audrey, Colette, Kim, Susan, Louise, Judy, Elizabeth, Rhonda, Jill, Jonathan, Sarah, Teun, Linda, Maria, Micki, Renee, Marie, Richard, Lauren, Jessica, Todd, Pete, Lisa, Cindy, Sommer, Terry, Hannah, Liz, Darcey, Graham, Valerie, Rebecca, Debbie, Megan, Anthony,Nicole, Todd, Barni, Fatima, Nicole, Orrin, Britta, Charlotte, Maggie, Chloe, Kate, Robin, Cari, and Marcia.. I don't even have words for how much it has meant that you all did this for me. Also-a huge thank you to some people who donated anonymously and others who I don't even know.
I cannot thank you enough!!! The space is still covered in sawdust and boxes but by the end of next week, it will start to look like a store....I will post a bunch of pictures then.
xoxoxoxo Flounce and Lisa
Pictures and an update tomorrow...Thankyou thankyou thankyou. xo LG
Huge cleaning bill from flood damage due by friday or cleaners say I will lose my things. Still no check from Insurance company to pay for it ...it's now been two months of wrangling.
Thank Goodness for all the help. I honestly don't know how I'd be functioning without it..at least the new store is taking shape thanks in large part to the input of friends- too many to name at this point.
More pics soon.
Hi Lisa...City Building and Code on Figuero is a place where you can lodge a complaint against those landloards. Also report this in same building to. Fire Dept. and health and safety. Voicing your concerns to your councilmember and to the Mayor's office is helpful. Lastly the SBA...Small Business Administration has grants for women and n minority business owners. Best wishes in your recovery.
If I lived anywhere near you, I am confident I would have been a shop regular. Dearly hoping you have success at the new location.
Louise Post and Christian Lane say help I help.