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We're re-opening! Help us, and be a part of the process to bring back the best vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Grand Rapids!
364 backers pledged $32,187 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Gaia Cafe supporters!

For those of you that had been patrons of the beloved Gaia Cafe, you probably miss that Mean Green burrito or the scrumptious Veggie Hash! Or how about those Gaia cookies?! Mmmm, and I can smell the sweetness of those date bars right now!

Well, I'm here to let you all know that we are bringing it BACK!!!! 

That's right, it's been three years too long and Gaia Cafe found a new location in the Creston neighborhood. I know what you're thinking, 'it won't be the same with out being the original space.' And, you're right. The location and the building will not be the same. However, we are prideful in keeping the same 'ol Gaia Cafe esthetics and bringing you all the goodness, love, and charm that the original offered. 

We couldn't be more excited to share this news with you, and we hope that you want to help wrangle in that excitement and participate in helping this become a success!

Here is what we are looking for and a breakdown of where those funds will go to make this dream a reality. 

At this time, we are asking for $30,000 to guarantee in funding being met on Kickstarter, with the desire to raise much more then that. In total, we are seeking to raise $100,000 to guarantee moving forward and in a quicker time frame. 

With this amount, we will be able to transform the building space with an open kitchen, up to code bathrooms, outdoor seating, and proper parking spaces. We will also be creating a 'grab and go' station with a full juice and self serve coffee bar. 

Help US have the chance to re-open and serve YOU some of the best vegetarian/vegan dishes that Grand Rapids had to offer!

Please share our story and donate what you can! 

Risks and challenges

At this time, we have a pre-approval on a building in the Creston neighborhood. It is small space, but a perfect location and buildout plan that will truly embrace the Gaia esthetic.

With the funds we are asking for, we will be able to put our down payment for our loan, as well as start the buildout that is needed to make the space up to code and capable of seating a breakfast/lunch crowd.

We have very short deadline of January 15th to secure our loan approval and sellers agreement. Without the funding we are seeking, we will loose the opportunity for this location and the possible loss of re-opening Gaia Cafe in a timely matter.

Any help is good help, and we are open to anyone that wants to help in any way they can. Please contact Andrea at gaiahousecafegr@gmail.com

Thank you!

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    #SAVEGAIA DECAL STICKER

    Who doesn't love stickers? Vinyl, water proof bumper sticker.

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    GAIA MEAL

    Receive a certificate for any Gaia meal of your choosing upon open!

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    #SAVEGAIA TOTE BAG AND STICKER

    Organic cotton I helped #savegaiacafe tote bag with the Gaia Girl logo, plus 1 vinyl water proof sticker

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    #SAVEGAIA TSHIRT

    Any size, Bella+Canvas Tri-blend Tshirt + Bumper sticker

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    GAIA COOKIES

    You asked for em! Receive a dozen Gaia cookies upon opening!

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    FOUR GAIA MEALS

    Treat yourself or some friends and receive four meal coupons upon open! (can be mailed separately if you are giving as gifts)

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    TWO #SAVEGAIA TSHIRTS

    Two, any size Bella+Canvas Tri-blend Tshirts plus two bumper stickers.

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    COFFEE MUG CLUB MUG

    Custom locally created ceramic mug that will be on display at the self serve coffee station with your name on it. All mug club members will receive $1 coffee and free refills! Plus you'll receive a #SAVEGAIA Tshirt and sticker!

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    ONE YEAR COFFEE MUG CLUB

    Custom locally created ceramic mug that will be on display at the self serve coffee station with your name on it. All forever mug club members will receive free coffee and free refills for one year as well as discounted pricing on the coffee mug club annual renewals! Plus you'll receive a #SAVEGAIA Tshirt and sticker!

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    GAIA CAFE ON LOCATION DINNER PARTY

    Join up to 25 of your friends for a dinner party at the new location for a dinner party of your hand picked Gaia Cafe favorites! Includes Gaia Cookies!

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    GAIA CAFE OFF LOCATION DINNER PARTY

    Enjoy a Gaia catered event at your home or special location! Invite up to 30 friends and enjoy a relaxing night of being served. Gaia cookies included!

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    SPECIAL EVENT CATERING

    Having a wedding, holiday party, or other special event coming up? Let Gaia Cafe cater for you and up to 100 guests!

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    MEALS FOR A YEAR

    If you love Gaia Cafe as much as we do, you're going to LOVE this deal! Receive a specialty card that will give you a FREE meal everyday of the year for one year! Don't plan on coming in every day? No problem, you can roll your days over as much as you need to collect all 365 perfected meals!

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Funding period

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