Save The Bottom Line

$8,015 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 18 months
The Bottom Line is more than a coffee shop. It is an art space that preserves the creative spirit of old Detroit, while pushing the boundaries of what "New Detroit" is. It is a community-based space, a queer space, a safe space for people of color and queer people of color; it is home away from home. 

The Bottom Line is a one of the few black owned coffee shops in the city of Detroit, and is the only Trans owned coffee shop in the city. We came together to build a community over coffee. Our guiding principle has been to give back to and support the same people who support us. The Bottom line has been through a few life forms prior to its reopening in July of 2015 under the new management of Noura. Since then, The Bottom line has grown tremendously:

**We have been intentional about creating a space that is welcoming to everyone, even those who can't afford a cup of coffee.
**We've created space for artists to showcase their work.
**We have made it possible for grassroots grass root organizations to generate funding through our space.
 

At this moment, we have reached an obstacle in our journey and we need the help of our community. Although our business operations are stable, we are facing an old debt (from a previous management team) that could close our doors forever. The total debt is $12,000, and we are trying to raise $8,000 of it by January 31st, 2017. All donations will go toward keeping our doors open.


We thank you for supporting us and partnering with us to make people feel valuable and welcome in the community. We hope you will help us continue to fulfil this mission.

The Bottom Line’s Top Accomplishments of 2016:

***Sold merchandise for local grassroots organizations such as Black 4 Palestine, the Z Collective of Michigan, and FTM Detroit.

***We hosted a fundraising show for William Lucka (Free The Water)

***We have started an ongoing program called Suspended Coffee that holds community members accountable for each other. Suspended coffee is the advanced purchase of a cup of coffee for someone that cannot afford it. This helps create a space for people of a diverse
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Thanks to you The Bottom Line reached it's goal way ahead of time. You are a prime example of what a community can accomplish together.

With Love,
The Bottom Line Team
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Thank you to everyone that has donated and shared our campaign. We have fundraised 2/3rd of our goal. This Saturday we would like to celebrate this accomplishment with you. We have an amazing line up of bands. The event will be at Trixies Bar in Hamtramck. Once again thank you for your support and we hope to see you and your friends tomorrow Sat, Jan 14th.

Help us keep the momentum going by sharing our campaign again and encouraging others to donate as well.

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WOW, just two weeks into our campaign and we are more than half way to our goal. Tonight we will be having our first fundraising event. Join us as we celebrate the creativity of the people that make the Bottom Line what it is, and push our campaign further to save the space that nurtures them, their art, and their community.
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We are taken away by the support we have received since launching this campaign. Watching folks donate, share, and talk about what this space means to them has brought us to tears many times. We are almost half way to our goal, and we couldn't have gotten this far without you. Keep the momentum going with us as we leave 2016 behind and wave the middle finger at it.
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"New" Detroit?

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Raised by 188 people in 18 months
Created December 23, 2016
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Pull through this last week! I'll spread the word~ #F***Debt

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"New" Detroit?

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