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We are crowdfunding the new and improved Annie's Fountain City Cafe.
67 backers pledged $3,180 to help bring this project to life.

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Annie's Fountain City Cafe sits conveniently in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac, preserving the city's classic nostalgic feel and providing a welcoming cozy place for locals and newcomers alike. Customers from all walks of life are greeted with friendly smiles and receive quality customer service from the enthusiastic crew at Annie's.


After a year in business, we've identified many ways that we can improve on our space to make our service even better. We won the Wisconsin Main Street Makeover contest in December, and are working with a great team to put these ideas on paper, but in order to make all our visions come true, we need your help.

Some of the specific projects we hope to fund include the outdoor patio (parklet), which will extend our 'dining room' outdoors, just in time for the spring weather. We also hope to improve our front area to make the ordering experience easier and more convenient with new and improved menu boards, and to enhance our back room to accommodate our growing open mic and performance series with a real stage and better ambiance for enjoying the show. Help us make our space, indoor and out, a better home away from home for you, our customer, and support our crew of talented artists and musicians to showcase their work in our downtown storefront. 

Risks and challenges

The best part of this project is that we have very few challenges beyond raising our funding. Volunteer contractors are standing by to make this project a reality as soon as we have the funds for materials.

We're keeping our risks low by starting small, but we would love to go bigger! As we meet our initial project goal of $3,000 for our parklet, we'll be revealing new goals for you to help us reach to make our parklet better, improve our open mic space, and even offer resources to other potential business owners in Fond du Lac.

$3,000 - Project Funded: When this goal is reached, we'll be aiming for the next level!

$3,500 - Furniture & Planters: If this goal is reached we'll be able to have all new furniture and sturdy planters on the parklet.

$4,000 - Staging (interior): If this goal is reached we'll be able to install a raised platform in the back dining area, providing staging for open mic night or special seating for private parties.

$4,500 - UNLOCKED! If we reach this level, we'll be able to install a new sound system for Open Mic nights and ensure that our music can reach outdoors to those enjoying the parklet!

$5,500 - UNLOCKED! If we make it this far, we'll be adding spotlights to our platform. This means that Open Mic lighting will be much improved and private events that use the platform will be able to easily feature whomever is on stage!

$25,000 - Ansul System: We know it's a stretch, but these are stretch goals! We would love to install a full Ansul kitchen system in our restaurant. Reaching this goal would allow us to expand our menu and give us the resources to allow local start-ups the chance to rent our commercial kitchen space.

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    Annie's Grand Reveal Party

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    Annie's Cookie Baked by Gary

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    Annie's Fountain City T-Shirt

    Annie's Fountain City T-Shirt

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    Dozen Annie's Cookies Baked by Gary

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    Molasses Ginger Snap, Snicker Doodle or Chocolate Chip

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    Catered Dinner for 2

    A special dinner for 2 cooked and catered by Annie. Limited delivery.

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    Private cooking class at Annie’s

    Private cooking class at Annie’s for you and up to 8 guests. A fun night of cooking and friends.

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    Private cooking and baking class

    Private cooking and baking class at Annie’s for you and up to 8 guests. A fun night of cooking and friends.

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    Create a drink menu item

    Create and name a drink menu item

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    Free drink once a week for one year

    One free coffee every Friday for a year

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    Monthly lunch for 2 for a full year

    Monthly lunch for you and one guest for a full year

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Funding period

- (15 days)