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We are always looking to do new and fun things at the Labyrinth. This year we have the incredible opportunity to expand our business.
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Alright folks! We have some big news for y'all. We have been awarded the food concession contract for the National Comedy Center(NCC) when it opens later this summer. This is a big opportunity for us and we are beyond excited, but with new opportunities come new costs for our business. 

First, a little bit about the project:
We will be stocking an area in the NCC gift shop with ready-made food. Think salads, sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. We will also be operating a food cart on the back patio of the center. This will be open seasonally and to the general public as well. 

Second, what are you going to use the money for?
The funds we raise from this Kickstarter are going to purchase the equipment we need to make this all work. We are going to purchase merchandiser coolers for the grab and go area as well as cooking equipment for the patio food cart operation. 

We are going to buy a couple of these beautiful coolers. It's name is the "Turbo Air".
We are going to buy a couple of these beautiful coolers. It's name is the "Turbo Air".

Next, why Kickstart this?
Now, we could be all boring and go to a bank, fill out a bunch of paperwork and sign our lives away to get this money. Well frankly, we have already done that once in order to buy these buildings and its not a super fun experience. We'd much rather raise funds from our customers and give you some cool merchandise and experiences instead of just paying a bank some interest. Basically, this is going to be more fun and will get us to do some things that our customers have been asking about for years like sweet merch and cool events (see rewards). 

So how about those rewards?
We have come up with what we think is a pretty sweet list of rewards. Here is some info on them. 

NEW Reward!!! Illustrated Choking Poster
Designed by our good friend Joe Grice, this poster provides vital information in the case of a choking emergency in a theme fitting our block.

Choking Poster
Choking Poster



Minotaur Sticker
The beloved minotaur sticker is coming back. You can still it on your car, your dog, your laptop, or whatever you want.

Minotaur in the wild
Minotaur in the wild


T-shirt 
We are going to have a pretty neat shirt that will available only to our Kickstarter backers. We are still working on the design, but you'll be able to pick your size and if you aren't into the design we can hook you up with our regular Labyrinth shirt (coming soon as well) or one of our Brazil tees. Also, our shirts will be a unisex cut and made from organic cotton. 


Pizza Party
This is going to be a popular reward. We make fun pizzas from scratch and this will be a good time to try different pizzas with your friends, family, or colleagues. 

Up Close with Pizza!
Up Close with Pizza!

Travel Mug
We bought these great travel mugs several years ago and they are coming back as part of this campaign. This is an insulated stainless steel mug and with a lid that twists on tight to keep your yummy beverage super hot and not in your lap or all over your car. The carabiner clip is a great handle and can clip onto your messenger bag, purse, or luggage. Plus, you also get your first drink in this mug for free. 


Breakfast in our Bed
Airbnb at Thurston Terrace is where you'll be staying as part of the "Breakfast in (our) Bed" reward. If you pick this reward we'll work with you to find the best night to make a Jamestown vacation to remember. 

Living room at Thurston Terrace
Living room at Thurston Terrace

Pint Glasses
We have some fun pint glasses for our bar, Brazil. They are great for drinking stuff out of. Put whatever you want in them. We won't judge. 

Brazil Pint Glasses
Brazil Pint Glasses

Help us go above and beyond! We are gracious of any help you can give us and all the support you have given us over the years. It's truly been incredible. But if you are interested and able to help us go beyond the $10,000 mark we'd happily take it. More resources at this point would allow us to invest in other aspects of our business to make all our operations run smoother.  

QUESTION TIME!

What are we going to use the money for?
Good question. The funds we raise from this Kickstarter are going to go to the equipment we need to purchase to make all of this work. We are going to purchase merchandiser coolers for the grab and go area as well as cooking equipment for the patio food cart operation. 

This is all cool, but will I still be able to enjoy the Labyrinth as I always have?
100% Our goal is to sacrifice nothing that our customers have come to love about the Lab. You coming in for a Thai Iced Coffee, a soup, or a burrito is what made it possible for us to do this and we definitely don't want to do anything to inconvenience our current customer base. A big reason for this campaign is to make our infrastructure robust enough, so the quality of your experience will not decline in any way. In fact, we want this to make your experience with us better. Since part of the concession contract is for grab and go food at NCC we thought we'd love to bring that to the Labyrinth. Starting mid-July we will have a cooler in the Labyrinth with ready-made salads and drinks so that customers can get our food in the shortest amount of time possible. 

Risks and challenges

We have a tight timeframe to get all this to work, but that is something we are used to a little bit. We also are going to be doing things we have never done before, but we have a great deal of experience and an incredible team to help us. We are sure there are going to be hurdles and that things won't go smoothly, but we know that that is the rule and not the exception. We will overcome our challenges because we have a great mix of experience, awesome staff, and supportive customers.

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    Generous Cheap Skate

    You are supporting a great thing and not asking for any physical thing in return. You will get our eternal gratitude though.

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    The Ultimate Labyrinth Playlist

    We have had incredible bands play at the Labyrinth over the last decade. We are going to curate a Spotify playlist of all the best music that has played here. We are also going to include a list of great bands that have played here that don't have their music on Spotify but do have it on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc. so you get some good jams other ways.

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    Bumper Sticker

    Our new bumper sticker will feature the Labyrinth minotaur and the phrase "I'm one of those coffee shop people"

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    Bumper Sticker - no shipping

    Our new bumper sticker will feature the Labyrinth minotaur and the phrase "I'm one of those coffee shop people"

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    Double Digits Double Pint Glasses

    Now you are busting into double digits. Let's get some glassware involved here.

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    Pint Glasses - no shipping

    Two Brazil Pint Glasses.

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    Illustrated Choking Poster - no shipping

    Designed by our good friend Joe Grice, this poster provides vital information in the case of a choking emergency in a theme fitting our block.

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    Illustrated Choking Poster

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    Labyrinth T-shirts

    In the 11 years that the Labyrinth has existed there has never been any Labyrinth t-shirts. We are changing that with this Kickstarter campaign. Pledge at this level to get first dibbs on sweet t-shirt action.

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    Travel Mug

    Get an awesome travel mug and the first drink you order is free.

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    Cool Embroidered Baseball Cap

    We are going to have a cool hat embroidered. It will be black with a white minotaur on it.

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    Great Coffee

    We have been drinking some great coffee over the years and would love to share some with you. This reward is for 2 bags of coffee curated by us. They'll be good and something different.

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    Party Monster

    Pledging at this level gets you two tickets to an upcoming Labyrinth/Brazil event. This fall and winter we are going to have a series of events featuring fine beverages, food, and music.

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    Super Swag Box - no shipping

    Get a Labyrinth hat, Labyrinth t-shirt, Labyrinth travel mug, and bumper sticker.

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    Pizza Party!!!

    A pizza party in Brazil's green room. Get 6 pizzas to split with your guests (up to 12) plus some snacks and such.

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    Breakfast in (our) Bed for Two

    We have an Airbnb apartment upstairs of us and with that, we are offering the ultimate downtown vacation experience. This reward gets you one night's stay in this incredible 2 bedroom apartment, dinner for the night of your stay, and breakfast the following morning.

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    Breakfast in (our) Bed for Four

    Same deal as our Breakfast in (our Bed), but for four people. The apartment has two bedrooms so partner with some friends or family to make a great night of spending quality time with some folks you cherish.

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    Unlimited Coffee for ONE YEAR

    All the drip brew coffee you can drink for one year. You pick the start date.

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    Kinda Fancy Private Dinner Party

    Enjoy a private dinner for you and up to 9 guests in our green room in Brazil. We'll provide beverages, appetizers, a main course, and dessert.

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