We made it! Thank you all!
We're 100% funded but there's still time to support Plenty and take advantage of the rewards. There are still a few seats left for dinner, and plenty of Sonnenzimmer prints, bags, and food subscriptions available.
Any donations beyond the $15,000 will go towards covering Kickstarter's fee and the credit card processing fees, allowing us to put more funds towards the store!
Again, thank you all so, so much.
*New Reward: Fruit to the Rescue! - Print by Sonnenzimmer
Print + 2 Produce Bags - $30 for current backers / $40 for new backers *includes US shipping
The magnificent Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) ARE PRINTING A POSTER JUST FOR OUR BACKERS!!! Get yourself a helping before they're gone. Current backers can get one by increasing your pledge by $30 or more.
HELP US OPEN!
My partner Gwen and I saw the need for a grocery store in our neighborhood. One that sold healthy food and supported the local food system. So we decided to open Plenty!
We've been working hard trying to come up with the funding we need to make Plenty successful. Unfortunately, so far, we've come up short. But you can help! We're asking you, our neighbors and future customers, to give us a hand in making a store we can all use and love.
The money we raise on Kickstarter will be used for plumbing work, licenses, permits, start-up inventory, utility deposits, bulk-food bins, and wages for our employees.
In addition to the rewards you select, every backer will be able to let us know about products you'd like to see on the shelves, dietary restrictions you might have (how many vegans & celiac sufferers do we have out there?), and how we can make a better shopping experience for everyone.
We can't do it without you and we wouldn't want to. We will only be successful with the support of our community. Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we don't reach our funding goal your credit card will not be charged, you won't receive any rewards, and we will have to delay our opening until we can secure enough funding.
*Notes: 1) In order to reserve your seat you must select this reward even if you're getting multiple rewards. 2) If you want to reserve more than one seat just multiply your pledge by the number of seats you want and select the dinner as your reward. We will adjust the availability as needed. Thanks!
Pay ahead and save! Help us in the short run and we'll give you a little extra in return. Each month you'll receive an item or items of your choice valued at the monthly portion of the subscription cost + bonus amount:
- 6 Month Subscription = item(s) valued at $11.67 each month for 6 months.
- 10 Month Subscription = item(s) valued at $12 each month for 10 months.
There's no limit to the number of subscriptions you can have. Say you want an item every week for 6 months or 10 months just pledge 4 times the subscription cost and you got it!
Local subscribers can collect their reward at any time during the month and can choose from a wide variety of staple foods and basic goods including produce, bulk-goods, breads, dairy, meats, beverages and more.
Subscribers who choose to have their items shipped will have fewer choices but they will be no less delicious. It also costs more to ship, sorry. Each month we'll send you an email with the items you can choose from. You can expect to find Chicago made coffee, tea, honey, jams, and other nonperishable items.
Buying Club Membership
If you already know you're going be doing a lot of shopping at PLENTY (yay!) this reward is for you. Get all the cost savings you expect from a buyers club without order minimums or even ordering ahead of time. Membership is for one year.
Selecting Multiple Rewards
If you want multiple rewards simply add up the cost of each reward that you want and pledge that amount. Once the fundraiser has ended we will contact you to confirm your selections. Check out our package rewards for even more value!
*NOTE: If you are doing multiple rewards and want a seat at the supporters dinner you must select the dinner as your reward in order to reserve your seat. As mentioned above, we will contact you at the end to clarify which other rewards you want.
For those of you who are new to Kickstarter let me first say thank you, I hope this will not be the last project you support. Kickstarter and other crowd-funding platforms are an important part of our new economy, entrepreneurship and community development. Every donation to our project is also a donation to Kickstarter, and supports a platform that makes projects come to life.
A special thank you to everyone who has helped us so far: Chip & Dorothy Sommers, Rick & Nancy Harley, Danny & Pris Edwards, Charlotte Sommers, Levinson Locations, High Concept Laboratories, Tuesday Night Dinners, Chad Kouri, Rod Hunting, Mike Ruggirello, Andrew Musch, The Post Family, One Design, and Simple Honest Work.
- (30 days)