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150 backers pledged NZ$ 20,676 to help bring this project to life.

The build begins!

Posted by Hannah Feenstra (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!

It's been over a month since our Kickstarter project was funded and what a busy month it has been!

The biggest hurdle over the last few weeks has been raising the rest of the capital needed to complete the fit-out. We really wanted to have our project funded on Kickstarter before approaching banks as it's a great way to demonstrate the wonderful support we have for Open Table. It seemed to work too - we managed to secure loan without having to resort to asking our parents to put their houses up as security!

With the money all sorted and our building consent approved our builder was finally able to get started last Monday. It's great to see things start to happen on site but still hard to imagine how it's going to look once it's done - it's a bit of a mess at the moment!

On site
On site

We have also been choosing our furniture - lots of fun but a really difficult decision too. We've had to weigh up comfort, cost and style but after spending hours and hours at The Vitrine in Grey Lynn we are pretty happy with our choices. It all needs a bit sanding and painting but I think it will look great - pictures to come soon!

With the build under way the next step is to start looking for staff. We need a chef and a barista to start with so if you know any talented people, please pass on my details! (Email: hannah@opentablecafe.co.nz. Phone: 021 134 1887).

Thank you everyone for your ongoing support. We are still have a way to go before we open but we will let you know as soon as we have a date!

Nicole Adams and Mark Feenstra like this update.

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