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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 5 2011 3:13 AM UTC +00:00
$5,215
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 5 2011 3:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Chocolate Library is a one stop shop for artisanal and gourmet chocolate from around the world and a community for chocolatiers and chocoholics. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/dining/15chocolate.html

This retailer of artisanal and gourmet chocolates has been well received by the chocolate makers who value the opportunity to showcase their chocolates, consumers and foodies that value its variety and convenience, the neighborhood which values its uniqueness, and the press which appreciates its value proposition and fight to get the State to approve of its use of the word library in its name. 

Our mailing list now includes over 2,000 people, about 900 followers on Twitter, and over 100 friends on Facebook.  And, a look at our reviews on Yelp will tell you what consumers think about store.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-chocolate-library-new-york

With such an overwhelming positive reception to The Chocolate Library, why do we need your support?

That is the catch.  Every small business goes through learning curves and we are no different.  We made one mistake and over committed to Valentines Day, which threw off our finances. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dPEy6MPFEw

Now, to get over the hump, we need to raise at least $50,000.  We have spent months trying to secure those funds from the banks to no avail.  And, our friends and family have been dealing with the economic downturn for years now and just don't have ability to help us bridge that gap right now.

We are hoping that between small donations from our friends and family and your generous support we will be able to reopen the store at 111 St. Mark's Place or around the corner on Avenue A.

Please help us if you can.  The Chocolate Library is more that just a store.  Its a resource center and valued member of the community, a place where artisanal chocolate makers get to showcase their brands, a place where chocolate lovers can explore their pallets, and a unique destination for gifts.  And, we would like to continue serving the community of chocolate makers and chocolate lovers that have supported us.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Byron

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    Member - All Members will receive a Library Card with a membership number which gives you a percentage off on all purchases in the store. These cards will be valid through 12/31/2012 and eventually be transaction enabled and useable at the gourmet chocolate vending machines that we intend to launch next year.

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    Supporter - All Supporters will receive a Library Card that is valid for life.

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    Chocoholic - All Chocoholics will receive a Library Card that is valid for life and a lunch box of hot chocolate from MarieBelle.

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    Chocolatier - All Chocolatiers will receive a Library card that is valid for life, a lunch box of hot chocolate, and get to select one artisanal gourmet chocolate brand for the store to carry. Selections will be voted on by the other Chocolatiers and Byron.

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