Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 10, 2012.

Update #1

13 Days To Go

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Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors

As of this past Friday the Red Hook Bait and Tackle is officially OPEN again!! Yes... we were partially open after the storm serving beer out of garbage cans full of ice, but it was so we could be a place of refuge for weary volunteers and a community center for locals to discuss the finer points of disaster recovery. It was a very difficult time but it's a time we already feel nostalgia for.

There are still 13 days left in our campaign and fortunately we have already met our goal!! The money you have pledged will go a long way toward  paying for all of the work that we did to repair the damage that Sandy caused. In a neighborhood like Red Hook where it is hard enough to be in business during the best of times, it was so important for us to reopen as quickly as possible. With love on our side and a remarkable group of volunteers, we were able to bust it out in three and a half weeks!!! There is still more to do but the bar looks better than ever!!

There are so many people to thank that we don't even know how to begin. People helped in so many different ways. We are forever grateful for the love and support you have all given to help us save what we now realize is a neighborhood institution. Long live the Bait and Tackle!!! May the next nine years be as good as the first!!

From the bottom of our hearts...

Love 

Karin and Barry


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    A virtual shot with Barry, a virtual kiss from Karin and a virtual hug from Red Hook. (Or a shot with Karin and kiss from Barry. Your choice.) Plus your name in the credits on our website.

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    For locals, a night of verbal abuse from Barry and a real kiss from Karin. For those far away, we'll send you a video of Barry berating you and Karin sending a kiss. Oh, and a T-shirt. Delivered when you visit the bar after January 1. (Plus, of course, your name in the credits on our website.)

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    All the virtual and real love the others got, but with a Bait and Tackle coffee mug when you visit the bar after January 1. Far away? We'll send you one. Plus your name in the credits and a song by Spencer dedicated in your honor.

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    All the love and swag the others got PLUS one of the taxidermied pieces named after you. (Not the bear. Sorry.) Plus you'll get your name on our website big and important-like.

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    The love, the swag, the creature with your name AND a photo of you in the bar, with Barry and Karin, taken by Craig LaCourt, Bait & Tackle's official photographer.

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    Same as the others, plus one of Karin's famous home-cooked meals -- with pie! -- brought to the bar for your dining pleasure. For those far away, let us know when you'll be here to visit.

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    Your very own bar stool. That's right. We'll have your name engraved on the back of one of the bar stools to commemorate your drinking nature.

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    Your very own bar stool and the bear is named after you. There is no greater honor. Plus a to-be-determined tab.

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