Save Joe's Record Paradise

$11,360 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 262 people in 25 months
Music fans, we are in trouble! Between having to miss Record Store Day and the failing of the permitting process, we are reeling. My goal is to fix this thing so we can continue to serve the public. It's what we live for. We spent all of our bank account on the move, even going into debt to complete the task.  At this point I am hoping to get enough funds to keep afloat the employees so we don't lose them as they can only wait so long for this to sort itself out. Yeah I know, that sounds tragic, but it is what it is. That and we are about to pay $4,500 in TAXES alone. We've never been in this position before and it's usually us throwing an event or concert to help someone else with their medical bills, etc. 

We could really use your help. 

If things are tough and you simply cannot push some funds our way, we understand. Keep up the good fight. Simply sharing this to your feed could do wonders so please share this around and we'll soon be back!

Thanks all...
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Hey everyone, we have signed to have the work done to meet standards and hope to be open sometime late August. Stay in touch via phone or Instagram and Facebook. Stay cool, it's hot out there.
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The drawings were submitted for approval and the final inspection will hopefully happen by Monday. Movement!
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Wow, it's just amazing how much help we are getting. I really can't thank everyone enough. Updates when they become available.
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David E. Curtis
25 months ago
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Hey, left a vm at the store's number. Myself & other local vinyl DJs are looking to raise money for you w/ a dance night & we have a date set at a local venue. I left my number in the vm, so please get in touch. - Hickory Dave

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Andrea Davidson Taylor
25 months ago
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Perhaps some local musicians could return the favor by organizing and playing at a benefit for you?

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Amanda Bernhardt
25 months ago

Not sure why my comment is blank - but I was suggesting that for anyone who wants to get in touch with the store's proprietor, look for Joseph R. Paradise on Facebook

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Amanda Bernhardt
25 months ago
Paul Schlesinger
25 months ago

Is there a way we can send a modest check directly to you without going through GoFundMe, which - as a non-tech guy - I've never used before?

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$11,360 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 262 people in 25 months
Created April 14, 2016
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$50
Paul Boudreau
21 months ago

Best of luck with the store!

SM
$50
Scott Mattern
21 months ago

Loved Joe's throughout its many locations - hope they open soon

$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
$50
Jeff Sluder
21 months ago

I'm donating the amount I typically spent when I visited their store, whether it was Layhill in the '80s, Aspen Hill in the '90s, Rockville in the '00s, or Silver Spring in the 'teens. I'd say at least a fifth of my record/CD collection came from Joe's.

$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
David E. Curtis
25 months ago
1
1

Hey, left a vm at the store's number. Myself & other local vinyl DJs are looking to raise money for you w/ a dance night & we have a date set at a local venue. I left my number in the vm, so please get in touch. - Hickory Dave

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Andrea Davidson Taylor
25 months ago
1
1

Perhaps some local musicians could return the favor by organizing and playing at a benefit for you?

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Amanda Bernhardt
25 months ago

Not sure why my comment is blank - but I was suggesting that for anyone who wants to get in touch with the store's proprietor, look for Joseph R. Paradise on Facebook

+ Read More
Amanda Bernhardt
25 months ago
Paul Schlesinger
25 months ago

Is there a way we can send a modest check directly to you without going through GoFundMe, which - as a non-tech guy - I've never used before?

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