4 years. We have been working for 4 years to bring you the coolest indoor/outdoor community space. It's a restaurant. It's a bar. It's a music venue. It's a place for kids. It's a place for dogs. It's a backyard. It's YOUR BACKYARD.
We are NIDO's Backyard, the (bigger) sister of NIDO. Ever since we opened NIDO 6 years ago we have had the opportunity to meet, serve and share wonderful memories with loving Oakland and Bay Area community. We also began realizing that NIDO is small (like a true nest) and we were quickly outgrowing it.
So we began visualizing and building a new space for our community to enjoy their favorite NIDO food and our amazing margaritas and mezcal cocktails while basking in the sun (we have shade too).
Of the laundry list of city imposed requirements was the need for us (Silvia & Cory... two people) to pay to DESIGN and BUILD a crosswalk on city-owned property. We had the romantic idea that eventually (again we've been working for 4 years) this requirement would be lifted and/or the city, or a large developer, would install the crosswalk. Unfortunately that is NOT the case. We have done everything asked of us by the city, and sadly those asks have taken all of our available funding set aside for bringing 30 new jobs to Oakland. Sort of ironic isn't it?
So... we paid for a crosswalk—and it kinda tapped our funds. We’re not deterred, we’re still making moves, but we’re bummed because it set back our Grand Opening.
Now we’re asking for a little consideration—help us defray the cost so we can get back on track and open the Bay Area's First* Margarita & Agave Garden. We will have a MEGA awesome party for all the supporters as soon as we can open. It's a Backyard. It's NIDO's Backyard. It's YOUR BACKYARD!
Any bit (small or BIG) will go a LONG way!
Silvia, Cory & Adelina