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Grassroots California is opening a store in Chicago. We are very excited to bring the movement to the midwest.
Grassroots California is opening a store in Chicago. We are very excited to bring the movement to the midwest.
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Grassroots California (GRC) has always called Chicago a second home. Our roots run deep within the city. President Robaire Kelter helped raise GRC from his home in Chicago before migrating to Colorado with the rest of the company. Summer Camp, Illinois' premiere music festival for the past 15 years, was also the first music festival we ever vended! Our passion for the music industry in general was truly formed by this magical city/state.

This year, we are extremely excited to be announcing the opening of a new, official GRC storefront in downtown Chicago. We are excited to bring Grassroots California to Chicago, but we could use some help during the process.

2015 was a year full of obstacles for Grassroots California. We were evicted unlawfully from our flagship storefront in Denver and have been unable to reopen because of permitting issues. Our event, The 710 Cup, was cancelled by the city as well. To top it all off, our bank closed its accounts with us because of our affiliation with the marijuana community.

The new storefront will be located at 515 N Halsted. Our plan is to renovate the space with brand new electrical, floors, walls, and everything else to make your shopping experience more inspiring. To show our appreciation for your contribution to the movement, we have designed a plethora of exclusive, limited edition items just for the supporters of this Kickstarter Campaign. Items include: Chicago-themed hats, pins, blankets, stickers and much more that will be shipping out this summer. Contributors of $5, or more, will not only be receiving amazing gear, but gain a sense of pride in knowing you were an integral player in helping GRC set up shop in Chicago. We cannot do this without your help. Thanks again for all of your support!

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    Thank You - We truly appreciate you for giving us even $1. That shows you believe in what we are doing and that's all we can ask for!

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    GRC Chicago Sticker Pack - Choose this reward and receive (3) high quality vinyl stickers inspired by the city of Chicago.

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    GRC Chicago Style Pin - Choose this reward and receive (1) 1.5” wide soft enamel pin. This pin comes with a mustard enamel sprout, not ketchup. The way it should be!

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    GRC "L" Pin - Choose this reward and receive (1) 1.5” tall 3D molded pin. Inspired by Chicago’s very well known elevated rapid transit system.

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    GRC Skyline Pin - Choose this reward and receive (1) 1.5” tall debossed pin. The Chicago Skyline inspired this pin.

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    EARLYBIRD - GRC Chi-hawks Beanie - Be the first 75 to choose this reward and receive (1) Kickstarter Exclusive Chi-hawks beanie at $5 off. This color way is one we will not release after the Kickstarter ends.

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    EARLYBIRD - GRC Chicago Flag 5-Panel Hat
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    EARLYBIRD - Leather Flag 5-Panel Hat
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    EARLYBIRD - GRC Maroon Flag 5-Panel Snapback - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Maroon Flag Snapback at $5 off.

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    EARLYBIRD - Twill Chi-Bear Snapback - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Twill Chi-Bear Snapback at $5 off.

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    Chicago Flag 5-Panel Hat - Choose this reward and receive (1) Chicago Flag 5-Panel Hat. This hat is clean and simple showcasing the cities colors and flag as the focal point. This hat also contains a silhouette of The Blues Brothers in the lining.

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    Leather Flag 5-Panel Hat - Choose this reward and receive (1) Chicago Flag 5-Panel Hat. This hat is for people who still want the shape and style of the Chicago Flag 5-panel but do not want the vibrant flag colors. This hat also contains a silhouette of The Blues Brothers in the lining.

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    GRC Maroon Flag Snapback Hat - Choose this reward and receive (1) Chicago Flag 5-Panel Hat. This hat has the Grassroots style flag large in the front for a bold look. The maroon and light blue on this hat will compliment each other nicely. This hat has a square visor for people who do not like flat visors!

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    GRC Twill Chi-Bear Snapback - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Twill Chi-Bear Snapback. This flag hat also contains the Grassroots Style Flag Graphic boldly on the front but is made from a super soft and textured twill fabric.

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    EARLYBIRD - GRC Kickstarter Excl. Blunt hawks Snapback - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Kickstarter Excl. Blunthawks Snapback at $5 off.

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    GRC Kickstarter Excl. Blunt hawks Snapback - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Kickstarter Exclusive Blunthawks Snapback. This well-known Grassroots design is being released to Kickstarter backers exclusively in this style! All of these hats will come with a Kickstarter Exclusive Woven Label, the only way you will get one is by choosing this category – These will not be released outside of Kickstarter.

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    GRC Dyer Bear Blanket - Choose this reward and receive (1) GRC Dyer Bear Chicago Colorway Blanket. This newly created Chris Dyer design was updated with Chicago colors just for our Chicago Kickstarter backers. Guarantee one for yourself today!

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    GRC Chicago Bundle Pack - Choose this reward and receive a Grassroots Chicago Bundle Pack including each reward listed below:
    - (3) Stickers
    - (3) Pins
    - (1) Snapback
    - (1) Beanie
    - (1) Blanket

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