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Help Eric Tucker and Alison Bagby open Millennium in Rockridge!
Help Eric Tucker and Alison Bagby open Millennium in Rockridge!
654 backers pledged $119,003 to help bring this project to life.

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Millennium Restaurant is closing in its current location on May 1 after more than 20 years of business in San Francisco. Founding Chef/co-owner Eric Tucker and General Manager Alison Bagby have been working together for the past eight plus years and are opening a restaurant with the intention of keeping Millennium cuisine alive in the Bay Area and improving upon Millennium's dining room and location.

We are going to continue to do winemaker dinners, hands on cooking classes & special dinners (farmers' market, foraged mushroom, spirits, chile & beer dinners…). We will also have new events tailored to the new space & location. We feel fortunate to be able to continue working with the farms & purveyors that we have been working with for a long time and are excited to build new relationships in the East Bay.

We have found the perfect Rockridge location and getting in the door is very costly. The new spot will be extremely accessible--right next to Rockridge BART and close to the freeway. We have 30 days to secure this location and our plan is to open this summer. We have some investor backing already, we are putting in everything that we have personally and raising $50,000 will get us that much closer to being able to call this place home. It goes without saying but if we exceed our goal we will be grateful for every extra dollar!

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We did not expect to get so far so fast! We still have a ways to go before April 1st and would love to keep this Kickstarter ball rolling for as long as you want to be involved! If we reach 100k, we will put the funds towards securing this fantastic location (it will mean less time we need to spend looking for investors, talking to banks, more time working on doing what we need to do to open as soon as possible!)...Getting into this space is expensive, and it is expensive because the previous tenant did so much amazing work on the space, it comes with a full liquor license and renovations are minimal (some signage, paint, an herb garden...). So this is why we felt like fighting for the space, putting all our beets in one basket--so that we could provide for you the best dining experience possible--so that the neighborhood and atmosphere are just as good as the service and the food. So please keep sharing our project and we will keep you updated on our progress!  

If we reach 100k, we will host and invite all of our backers who pledged $150 and more to these two events:

 1.A Sunny Sunday morning Cocktail Brunch "Open House" the Sunday before we open. Be the first to see the space and enjoy coffee, orange juice, pastries on our back patio!

2. A soft opening dinner before we open to the public! (You can bring a guest!!)

Risks and challenges

In moving from SF to the East Bay we hope to retain our staff and our SF clientele. Our new location will be easier to access from the North and South Bay and for SF residents we are a short BART ride or drive away!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About $25

    A huge THANK YOU on our website & Facebook pages plus an enormous amount of gratitude and Eric's Garden Chile Salt to spice up your life!

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    A signed Millennium or Artful Vegan cookbook plus a huge thank you on our website and FB page and an enormous amount of gratitude! *please add $9 shipping if you are unable to pick up at Millennium

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    Pledge US$ 40 or more About $40

    Local Pickup! A signed Millennium or Artful Vegan cookbook plus a huge thank you on our website and FB page and an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About $50

    A complimentary appetizer plus a pairing from our bar! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About $75

    Brunch for two! You and a friend are invited to enjoy brunch on us including a beverage for each of you--and also a huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The out of town package:
    One of each cookbook signed by Eric Tucker, a Millennium Tshirt, Eric's Garden Chile Salt to spice up your life, and a huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude! *please add $20 shipping if you are unable to pick up at Millennium

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About $100

    DInner for two--Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us!! No expiration date and could make a fabulous gift! plus a huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About $150

    An invite for 1 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for Millennium friends and family. Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also A huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 175 or more About $175

    Because you asked: The Brunch for Two and Dinner for Two package!
    You and a friend are invited to enjoy brunch on us including a beverage for each of you--and DInner for two--Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us!! No expiration date for either and could make a fabulous gift! Plus a huge thank you on our website and FB page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About $250

    An invite for 2 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for Millennium friends and family. Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About $350

    Cook with Eric for a day! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About $500

    Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu for 4 at Millennium. We will create a fantastic menu and pairing for you and friends. Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About $1,000

    Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu for 6 at Millennium. We will create a fantastic menu and pairing for you and friends. Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About $1,500

    Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu for 8 at Millennium. We will create a fantastic menu and pairing for you and friends. Plus an invite for 2 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for friends and family. Food and non alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About $2,000

    Eric will cook for your private party at the restaurant or in your home, local only. 5 courses, 6 people--we set up, cook and clean. plus an invite for 2 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for Millennium friends and family. Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About $5,000

    Eric will cook for your private party at the restaurant or in your home, local only. 7 courses, 8 people--we set up, cook and clean. Also, an invite for 4 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for Millennium friends and family. Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About $10,000

    Private party up to 20 people on Millennium's back patio. Plus, an invite for 4 to a pre-opening appetizer and cocktail celebration for friends and family. Food and non-alcoholic (kickstarter rules, not ours) beverage on us! Also a huge thank you on our website and FB page page plus an enormous amount of gratitude!

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Funding period

- (30 days)