About

Help us buy more organically produced and fairly-traded coffee and other products from SMALL FARMERS and local producers.

Perk on Main is planning to open at 344 Main Street in Middletown, CT in the spring of 2016!

We are purchasing the building which is small, but in a great location and full of charm. The purchase is owner-financed, which is huge for us for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that banks are not usually inclined to make loans to restaurants. We rent in both Durham and Guilford, and we pay top rent which steadily increases with no reprieve in sight. We are very excited to be purchasing our own place!

The money raised will be used towards the down payment of the building. While it was a restaurant before, there is a good amount we need and would like to do, including: 

  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Purchasing equipment (crepe makers, espresso machine) 
  • Repairing existing equipment, 
  • Repairing and refinishing floors.

Perk currently employs 26 people; our new location will create additional jobs in the local community.

As we continue to grow, so does our mission. Thank you for supporting us. 

Risks and challenges

We are in the midst of doing our due diligence on the building, such as Phase 1 environmental testing and surveying. We have met with city officials and feel as though we have good understanding of what has to be done to open Perk on Main, Middletown.

That being said, this is not our first restaurant, and nothing is EVER easy! Lots of hidden obstacles may be lurking.

Keeping cash flowing during the initial six months is a big challenge. Trying to establish our niche among the many eateries is another. If our project succeeds in reaching our $25,000 funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If we do not hit our goal, no one is charged.

This project is all-or-nothing, so we hope you consider supporting Perk on Main, Middletown! If you're unable to give, please help us by sharing our project with everyone you know who loves Perk.

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    A free coffee drink plus the knowledge that you helped a local company that is committed to its community succeed.

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    A free Perk mug with a free coffee for a YEAR plus the knowledge that you helped a local company that is committed to its community succeed.

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    A party or gathering in our new location with a delicious buffet for 40 people, plus the knowledge that you helped a local company that is committed to its community succeed.

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    Our popular food truck "Perk on Wheels" at your party serving up crepes and the like for up to 75 of your favorite peeps! plus the knowledge that you helped a local company that is committed to its community succeed.

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Funding period

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