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FUN,FRIENDSHIP A REFUGE AS WELL AS GREAT FOOD & DRINKS. A SEXY BAR WHERE THE WALLS ARE CHALKBOARD AND COSTUMERS CONFESS HOPES & DREAMS

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     WHO I' AM



Hello Kickstarter. My name is Erika, and I'm the owner of Confessional NYC, a very special interactive tapas restaurant and bar in the East Village of New York City. I came here from the Dominican Republic, where I was born, one of 21 children. I became a US citizen, saved my money from working in retail, restaurants, and bars and decided to follow my dream of owning my own business. 


       WHAT I DID / MY STORY

 
I was inspired by living in one of the most diverse cities in the world, but still feeling alone and by yourself with no family or friends. People come to New York with a dream and a purpose, but often don't have the network or chance to share those thoughts. I visualized a place that offered fun, friendship and refuge, as well as great food and drinks. That was my passion, and two years ago, I opened Confessional NYC, an intimate, sexy restaurant and bar where all the walls are chalkboard and customers "confess'' their hopes, dreams, wishes and yes, sins by writing them everywhere, and igniting conversation with other people while having fantastic food, drinks, and great atmosphere. You can write your confessions publicly or privately ( even in the bathroom! ) This is therapy for the price of a drink and a free piece of chalk!! When I was fine tuning my vision for my bar/restaurant, I wanted a place that was all inclusive…. a place where everyone feels at home, having fun, not being intimidated, and able to share their thoughts, laughs and dreams….There was no place like my pay-it-forward idea, and that’s how Confessional NYC was born

WHY I NEED YOUR HELP

 
Like any first time business owner, I’ve had my challenges along the way. I’ve invested everything I have into my business, and done the mandatory updates needed, followed all the rules and regulations, but opening a restaurant, and maintaining it, especially in NYC, is an insanely expensive project. In the last few months, some need of new equipment has become apparent in the kitchen, like grease traps and other equipment, and of course the difficult lease negotiations in NYC are putting pressure on my ability to keep going and growing. My reviews on Yelp,(linked) and social media /internet sites are outstanding , and in them you'll see the passion and love I exude for my customers and my business. I need your help to keep this dream going on the Lower East Side…for me, and for all the people who find my Confessional the refuge it was always intended to be.

https://www.facebook.com/Confessionalnyc

https://www.yelp.com/biz/confessional-new-york

https://www.instagram.com/confessionalnyc/

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WHY I NEED YOUR HELP

Like any first time business owner, I’ve had my challenges along the way. I’ve invested everything I have into my business, and done the mandatory updates needed, followed all the rules and regulations, but opening a restaurant, and maintaining it, especially in NYC, is an insanely expensive project. In the last few months, some need of new equipment has become apparent in the kitchen, like grease traps and other equipment, and of course the difficult lease negotiations in NYC are putting pressure on my ability to keep going and growing. My reviews on Yelp,(linked) and social media /internet sites are outstanding , and in them you'll see the passion and love I exude for my customers and my business. I need your help to keep this dream going on the Lower East Side…for me, and for all the people who find my Confessional the refuge it was always intended to be.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/confessional-new-york

https://www.facebook.com/Confessionalnyc

https://www.instagram.com/confessionalnyc/

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