Almost a decade ago, Greyhouse was just an idea, a plan in motion, a community dream, a pooling of resources, a risk. We had the idea to open a coffee shop in the social heart of Purdue's campus that would be characterized by excellent coffee, a warm and cozy space, but most of all - community. A place to put life on pause to enjoy a conversation with an old friend, to make a new one by sharing a table, a place where our community would feel at home. We did not know how this idea would be received by the community, but each year since we opened, Greyhouse has continued to grow. We are now exceeding our capacity, and when presented with the opportunity to expand, we started brainstorming.
Having acquired the adjacent space, we started asking: What would it look like to have a larger space? How could more space help us serve coffee more efficiently? What could we do with the extra kitchen space? What would complement our existing vision and mission as a community driven specialty coffee shop? What could Greyhouse do that would be new and exciting to bring more people to our community?
We are thrilled to announce that we will be serving doughnuts! Recipe development is underway for our specialty doughnuts we will be making from scratch and in-house daily. We'll have some other fun updates and additions as we grow.
We've been saving up for this moment and, at present are mostly self funded. But this is a huge project and to really make it great and add the finishing touches, it seemed fitting to reach out to our community, and to ask you, our customers and friends -- the Greyhouse family -- to consider pooling your resources to help us.
Our renovation budget encompasses demolition and construction of our newly acquired store front, completely new kitchen with equipment for making doughnuts, a more efficient and streamlined front counter with higher capacity for making drinks, and additional seating space for more people to enjoy Greyhouse.
- STRETCH GOALS!
We have just 3 days to go for the campaign and would love to end strong! If we hit our stretch goal of $22,500 we'll add an extra free doughnut to all backers at the $15 pledge level and up!
To give you a sneak peak, here are few things going on in our shop right now.
Here are some details and sneak peaks of rewards we are offering. Keep checking back as we add more images and updates.
Exclusive backer "Dough-nor" Mug
Only available to backers through our Kickstarter page. A 16 oz mug in exclusive green bearing the prestigious title of "Official Dough-nor."
Exclusive backer "Dough-nor" T-shirt
Show off your Kickstarter Official Dough-nor status with an unbelievably soft heather forest crew neck shirt bearing the Greyhouse Doughnut logo on the back.
Doughnuts Ball Cap
Sport it. Ball cap with the Greyhouse Doughnuts Logo on a suede leather patch. Backers receiving this reward will give preference of cap color in the rewards survey.
*All reward style/color/designs subject to change.
Risks and challenges
Construction has begun! We are discovering that an old building has lots of character hidden in its walls, and there are many pieces that must fall into place to keep on schedule. Tentatively, we are on track to be fully open in February, and we can't wait to have coffee & doughnuts with you!
There is also the potential for delays getting your rewards to you due to manufacturing delays, acts of God, and/or shipping delays. But we're going to do our best to get all the fun doughnut merchandise in your hands as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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