Blank Slate Phase 2: Coffee Shop *Bonus Round*

$3,188 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 27 days

Help Build Blank Slate Elyria’s Coffee Shop!

Over the past few years Blank Slate Elyria has been many things to many people: A music venue hosting over 500 acts from around the country, An art gallery featuring 25 visual artists from all across Ohio, A community space for baby showers, storytelling series, and support groups. Together we have all built a diverse and vibrant community of artists and citizens thriving in downtown Elyria.

Today we would like to announce our plan to create a space within Blank Slate that would allow us to provide affordable, high quality coffee and espresso drinks both during shows and events as well as eventually on a permanent basis.

The plan is to begin by offering Coffee during shows and then, as we scale up, give the coffee shop permanent hours during which the space will be open as a café for people who want to read, work, or just get some good coffee. We believe that doing this will help maintain Blank Slate’s long term sustainability as a diverse community space as well as serve to expand our presence in the Elyria community.

Our original goal was to raise $2500 for help with permits, equipment costs, construction of a counter, etc.  Since we were able to meet our goal in less than a week, we figured we would keep this campaign up in hopes of being able to provide even better coffee, atmosphere, community events, sustainable cups, straws, and more.

We greatly appreciate any donations we get both large and small. Every little bit helps us reach our goal.

From the Blank Slate Elyria Team,

Thank You!

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We’ve passed our initial goal in just under 5 days! The amount of gratitude we have for each and every person who donated, shared, or gave us an encouraging word can not be measured. Thank you all!

But, since it only took 5 days, and we have a lot more work we’d like to do to provide the best coffee shop/venue/community space possible, we’re gonna leave this up, we’re gonna keep sharing it, and we’re gonna see what kind of wonderful things we can muster.
Anything past the goal will go towards better options (less plastics, maybe we get boxed water? Paper straws? Fancy tea? Pourovers?), better equipment (a crossover to get those sub woofers working, or a fancier espresso machine than intended?), better atmosphere ( comfy couch? Cooler chairs? Board games?)

There’s so much we can do, and the more we raise, the faster we can do it. Let’s see what we can pull off? Thanks for believing in us!
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We have less than $1000 to go before reaching our goal! To say that we are overwhelmed does not say enough. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! Here’s a little video put together by our good friends at Black Valve that we used for our Patreon, but it does a good job of explaining what we are, and some of the other plans we have for the future. Let’s smash this original goal out of the park and turn this place into the best community space/venue/art gallery/distro/coffee shop/dreamland possible!

Thanks so much for your support,
We love you all!

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