Cafe Klaus in Sharon Springs NY

$15,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 128 people in 4 months
Veronica Klaus  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
I'm Veronica Klaus, a self employed singer, artist, cook and entrepreneur.  I've lived in San Francisco for 30 years and have cherished every moment.  I've given as much as possible to the city over these years, yet I find myself drawn to a place where I can really let Cafe Klaus shine, using my own particular talents for making delicious food, entertaining with live music and creating a unique, elegant and warm atmosphere!    Good food will be plentiful as well as music and art.  Sound lovely??  I think so.  I could never do this in San Francisco because of high costs and such, but here, in charming Sharon Springs, NY,  it is possible!

The location is that I have chosen and signed the contract for is a spectacular, historic 1860 Greek Revival Lutheran Church building on the edge of Sharon Springs, NY and it is a charming property!  With original Greek Revival style fresco murals covering the walls and ceilings, it has a breathtaking aura when you arrive!  It's the perfect place for a Cafe Klaus and will host live music and art during the season (spring to fall).  I'll be renovating the attic areas for living space. It is a steal of a deal, but will need much work to bring it up to code since it has never been lived in nor had modern ammenities.  I must put in a well, a septic tank, heating, plumbing and a commercial kitchen to make it viable, hence this campaign.  Cafe Klaus in upstate New York will be a continuation of what I have started here in San Francisco. It gives me great pleasure to host visitors:  serving delicious food in an elegant, comfortable and uniquely imagined Salon atmosphere with music and art.  Bringing a bit of the San Francisco spirit, as a trans woman, to NY would bring me such joy.



I can't wait for my San Francisco family to come experience Cafe Klaus in it's next incarnation! 
But before any of this can happen, I need to raise funds to make this dream possible.  

As an independently employed artist in San Francisco, it has always been impossible to save money, or even dream of purchasing.  That's why I must ask for your help in making it happen.  Thank you.  I love you and I can't wait to see you at the new Cafe Klaus!! 
I really appreciate everyone's assistance and support in making this dream a reality!! Please share with your friends!!

Above photos by Andre Storto

You can see more photos and the original real estate listing here:

Future Cafe Klaus Real Estate Listing
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Update 12
Posted by Veronica Klaus
6 days ago
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Tonight begins the packing up. Where to start? Anyone have free time to assist?
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Update 11
Posted by Veronica Klaus
14 days ago
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I'm pleased to say that we've been steadily climbing to 14K! Thank you to Jose and David for putting us over and starting the week off right!! xoxox
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Update 10
Posted by Veronica Klaus
23 days ago
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We've just hit 13K !! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It will be just about what is needed to put in our well! Next up---funding for the septic system and plumbing!! I'm so grateful to all donors, large and small. xoxoxox
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Update 9
Posted by Veronica Klaus
1 month ago
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Rebecca Faiola
1 month ago

This is super fabulous Veronica! I'm so excited for you! Definitely a bucket list item for me as well! A space to perform, art, food, etc....SWEET DREAM!!!! You go girl!! Rebecca xo

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$15,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 128 people in 4 months
Created December 2, 2016
SS
$1,000
Stephen Sirota
4 days ago
$250
Anonymous
7 days ago
RK
$250
Rob Kahn
12 days ago

Sigh. Good luck on this brave new adventure Veronica!

DP
$250
David Peterson
15 days ago

You both will be missed so much, but Jose and I very excited for your new adventure. Wanted to see that Number hit 14K this morning. Love to you both, David & Jose

CF
$50
Christen Friedman
16 days ago

So sad to see you go but so excited for you!! xo

$300
Anonymous
17 days ago
$100
Gino Belleci
21 days ago
SY
$100
Sarah Young
22 days ago
RW
$100
Ronald Waite
22 days ago

Veronica, I had the pleasure to contribute to your "Something Cool" CD and with you moving to upstate New York, there is a possibility that I might actually get to meet you. Sharon Springs is less than one hundred miles away from my house--that is something that I would treasure.

CR
$100
Claudius Reich
23 days ago
Rebecca Faiola
1 month ago

This is super fabulous Veronica! I'm so excited for you! Definitely a bucket list item for me as well! A space to perform, art, food, etc....SWEET DREAM!!!! You go girl!! Rebecca xo

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