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Rick DanaBy Rick Dana
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Rick DanaBy Rick Dana
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About

A Little Introduction.

First let’s give you a little bit of information about myself!

Rick Dana is a transplant from out of Cedar Springs, Michigan. He moved to Merrill, WI back in February 2017 with his now husband, Stuart Dana as part of a transfer. After leaving his job, Stu found work in Waupaca, WI. Which is where they live now.

So, what are we going to do?

We're going to purchase a bar & restaurant in Waupaca, WI and turn it into our own pub & grill! A truly independent pub & grill designed to put great beer, great food and great service on the top of the agenda. But more than that, it will be a beacon of great beer, cider, spirits and wine that we hope will become a haven for the people like us, folks who love pubs and socializing but have become disenfranchised with the depressing state of the modern pub.

This campaign is SO important to us as we've worked, drank and endured countless sub-standard, homogenized bars that are run by people who don't see customers as people to be welcomed, served and appreciated but as walking pound-signs and numbers on a P&L sheets that we just feel VERY strongly that it's time independent businesses retake the high street!

So that's what we plan on doing.

Right here.

Right now.

How do you come in.

We've already secured the location, But, would need help in purchasing the building from the current owner who is looking to retire. The property and a fantastic team ready to serve you but as we said at the start, we're not the wealthiest folk in town by any means! Although we ARE lucky enough to have several independent minded, beer loving folk (like you!) who have kindly invested in us and are helping us make this dream a reality.

What we need now is the last little push to ensure we can decorate and re-furbish the pub to the standards the people of Waupaca deserve! (Nobody likes sitting on a cheap, wonky chair!)

Your investment will be used to refurbish and help turn it into Waupaca's newest independent pub & grill.

We will be using your investment to source and purchase some epic beers, amazing ciders and some of the best spirits and whiskeys on the planet.

And we will also be using your investment to hire our amazing team that, will all be paid the true Living Wage, not minimum wage. Why? Because we believe in the living wage foundation and we believe that happy, secure, rewarded staff pour the best beer and give the best service.

What We Need & What You Get.

Break it down for folks in more detail:

We are after $750,000 to help finish the finishing touches to our humble, lovely little pub.

For that we are going to be giving you lovely folks gifts, including a free drink, a discount on Pub Wear/Promotional items and access to a whole host of other events and occasions we'll be running just for you.

If for any reason we don't get to $750,000 you can rest assured that every penny will still be going towards the pub & grill (name of the pub is: The Tipsy Irishman Pub & Grill)! We just might have to wait a month or two to buy the REALLY comfy chairs.

The Impact.

Rest assured, this is not your everyday pub or bar. We're Independent, service driven, quality led and HUNGRY! Why? Because we're customers just like you! Waupaca DESERVES more independent businesses and right now is enjoying a huge resurgence of them as the bigger companies stagnate and fail, younger, fresher entrepreneurs and passionate business owners like ourselves snatch the ball and run with it.

This project is designed to reward YOU. The socializing, food loving, beer drinking people of Waupaca. You are contributing to your own happiness and helping Waupaca break free of the mass-producing doldrums it's found itself in for decades.

What are the risks and challenges?

We value Transparency above everything else and we believe if you're going to ask someone to put their money on the line they better know what the risks are.

Like all new businesses, the biggest risk of all is failing in year one and running into bankruptcy. I think we all agree that's a pretty significant risk! But we're not afraid of it. We're meeting it head on!

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can't contribute, and that's ok! We'd never expect anyone to put themselves into debt on our account. But just because you can't contribute that doesn't mean you can't help!

Get the word out and make some noise about the pub & grill!

Tell your friends and colleagues who you think will enjoy our new business the most!

Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges?

We value Transparency above everything else and we believe if you're going to ask someone to put their money on the line they better know what the risks are.

Like all new businesses, the biggest risk of all is failing in year one and running into bankruptcy. I think we all agree that's a pretty significant risk! But we're not afraid of it. We're meeting it head on!

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