I have never done anything like this before. I'm trying to avoid being another 'used to be in business statistic.' You've seen them all. The overnight shuttered doors and lost dreams. . . your favorite restaurant, your favorite bookstore, your favorite theater, your favorite everything. Now, even though it's the fault of the sales tax man, The Brasslab will be next favorite store to close unless we can raise enough money by April 15th. We need a minimum of $20,000 and then, $20,000 more in 6 months. I have actually paid all taxes collected from you. This is just the penalties and interest they feel entitled to collect. Of course, they are justifying themselves by claiming that they are taking care of you, and that we became the problem. If you can help, we will be eternally grateful. No amount is too small. We value all of our customers and friends. We promise to continue the high level of service that you have grown to expect from us. Let's work together to save The Brasslab. I think you would agree that it would be a tragedy to lose it now.