My name is Christina Mattinson. As most of you probably know, The Old Mill Market & Café prides itself as a boutique general store, serving our community in several ways. We are proud to be offering freshly baked pastries, pies and breads, custom cakes, specialty grocery, and pantry items, and unique gifts for the whole family. As well as hosting small events and catering off site functions,
We have been increasing our product offerings and our café business is booming. But unfortunately on rainy days and in the winter we have been unable to offer warm, dry, indoor seating to our customers. So there is only one solution, increase our square footage! With the blessing and support of our landlord, we have the opportunity to expand the footprint of the store and acquire the front part of the building. Along with greater visibility and access, we will be able to increase our grocery and general store offerings, as well as provide ample indoor seating for café customers looking to dine, relax and enjoy the historic ambiance of Georgetown.
The expansion would double our square footage and, in turn, provide a larger indoor space for private parties, social events, and more educational workshops that will interest and benefit our community. This will enable us to book more events year-round since the weather and seasons currently curtail our ability to host in our outdoor spaces.
My goal is to raise $75,000, which will be put towards some of the mounting renovation expenses, the acquisition of new retail refrigeration, and some of the other operating costs during the first year. I have applied for state and federal grants, and am offering 5-10 year interest-free notes to family and friends. But I also need you, my patrons of old and new, and fellow community members, whom I may not yet have had the privilege to serve, to help us get over the hump. It is through your generosity and shared vision that we can continue to help build Georgetown into the vibrant and welcoming district it once was.
This expansion would open up a lot of opportunities for the Old Mill Market & Café as well as for the Georgetown community and business district. Georgetown Village has always had fantastic potential to be a thriving main street area. But it needs small businesses like mine, and people like you, to support the vision and propel the resurgence of this once bustling village. Therefore I hope you will consider contributing to my fundraising campaign, and help me build an Old Mill Market & Café that can truly become a cornerstone of our community.
No matter what, I will continue to serve my community real food, made with high quality, real, local ingredients and infused with the passion and great pride I have for my craft. Thank you very much for your interest and support.
Current Floor Plan
Proposed Floor Plan
Proposed New Entrance
A View of our Building from Route 57
Front of the Building: The space Elevation Spining & Training is moving out of will become part of our market/cafe and their current entrance will become our new main entrance. This will give us great visibility from the street.
Our current seasonal solution for indoor dining.
This is what is currently on the other side of the walls to be knocked down in our store. This is the old spin studio that will become part of our expanded footprint.
The following photos are of the fitness studio that is moving out. This space will become part of the newly expanded Old Mill Market.
Entrance to additional bathrooms available for customers.
Photos from Life Magazine of our historical building!
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