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A new bakeshop & coffeehouse in the heart of Carytown needs your help to come to life!
A new bakeshop & coffeehouse in the heart of Carytown needs your help to come to life!
83 backers pledged $16,290 to help bring this project to life.

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A historic coffeeshop in the heart of Carytown, Capital Coffee & Desserts is a habitual caffeination destination for a number of long-standing Richmond residents.  Sugar & Twine seeks to carry on Capital Coffee's mission to serve the local community, only improving the space and bringing some fresh energy to the scene.

With your help, we'll be able to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, re-do the flooring, create a more comfortable workspace and consolidate the pastry case into an organized display.  I've come up with the funds to buy the bakery and I have the skills to make you delicious pastries;  now all I need is a little help to turn the current seating area into a more comfortable and inviting environment for you to sit and enjoy yourselves.  

I'm thrilled to share my craft with you and promise that you'll be able to taste the difference.  From hand pies to danish, cookies to cakes, Sugar & Twine will deliver deliciousness for all to enjoy.  

Special thanks to all who helped in preparing this campaign, most notably the VCU film students that dedicated a good portion of their summer to making the video for me!

Risks and challenges

I don't know of a project in the food industry that comes without risks and challenges. It's those risks and challenges that make the reward at the end so sweet! This space hasn't been given the attention it deserves, and so it's possible that we'll run into some surprises as we start scrubbing the floors.

That being said, our goal is pretty simple: to take a successful business and make it better. I know that with a little elbow grease and a lot of hard work, we'll pull this off and be ready to welcome you into your new community space by the end of October.

I've been part of a start-up crew before, helping to create BAKESHOP in Portland, Oregon, with Kim Boyce. The struggle is only temporary as we figure out what systems work and what systems need to be created in order to make the business succeed. I'm convinced that by creating a warmer, more welcoming environment as well as improving the coffee program, we'll win over some new customers and continue to be an integral part of the Carytown network.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thanks for your support! As a token of my gratitude, you'll receive a handwritten thank-you note, a Sugar & Twine sticker as well as a frequent-buyer punch card to be picked up at the shop.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You could have purchased five $5 foot-longs, but instead you donated your money to my bakery!? You deserve to be rewarded. How about a thank-you note, a Sugar & Twine sticker and a frequent-buyer punch card, hand delivered to you when you pick up your first coffee/cookie combo on us? And a high five!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Oh heeey, sugar! Thank you for your support. Because I am so greatly honored, you'll receive a t-shirt, locally printed by Triple Stamp Press. When you swing by to pick it up, you'll also receive a thank-you note, a sticker & frequent-buyer punch card.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Woot! One hundred smackeroos earns you a custom cake for up to 16 people. You pick the flavor, we'll make the cake! If you're out-of-state, we'll send you a consolation prize: how about a t-shirt, a sticker & a dozen cookies?

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Now we're talking. How would you like a behind-the-scenes tour of our bakery? We'll talk about ingredients and do a little food demo for you while we're at it. Once we're done with the demo, we'll invite you to sit and have a coffee/cookie combo on us, hand you a sticker and frequent-buyer card and send you home with a dozen cookies for the road.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Holy cow! Thank you for your support. Let me give you something as a token of my appreciation. How about a one-hour baking class for up to four people, which will include a behind-the-scenes tour, a frequent-buyer card for you and each of your friends and a box of a dozen pastries for the road?

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Just when I thought things couldn't get any sweeter! I'd like to thank you for your generosity by giving you a one-hour baking class for up to six people, a frequent-buyer card for you and each of your friends, one dozen pastries of your choice and an engraved rolling pin that matches the one I use in the shop every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Whoa. THANK YOU. You know what you deserve? A VIP card, engraved by local laser guru Big Secret, that earns you a free coffee membership for one year. That's right, for donating $500 or more, you can have a cup of joe every day of the year on the house. You can come into the shop and we'll know your name. You can think of it as an annual gym membership, except a lot less exhausting...and I won't make you sign a contract. For those of you that are out of state, I'll send you a goody bag that includes a t-shirt, stickers, one dozen cookies, a bag of locally roasted coffee and an engraved Sugar & Twine rolling pin that matches the one I use every day.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Holy smokes. You've exceeded my expectations. In exchange for your generosity, I'd like to give you all the gifts. How does a one year coffee subscription, a custom cake, a t-shirt, a private baking class for up to six people and one dozen pastries of your choice sound? If you live out of state, I'll send you goody bag that includes two t-shirts, stickers, two dozen cookies, two bags of locally roasted coffee and an engraved Sugar & Twine rolling pin that matches the one I use every day.

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