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Join me in building the very first Book Bar in California- Downtown Long Beach.  A lounge where you can Read. Write, and DRINK!
Join me in building the very first Book Bar in California- Downtown Long Beach. A lounge where you can Read. Write, and DRINK!
309 backers pledged $27,529 to help bring this project to life.

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My book bar, named The Brass Lamp will be the very first "book bar" in the Greater Los Angeles area, specifically Downtown Long Beach, adding more history and intriguing interest to this old yet reviving city!

A lounge where you can have a drink while you work, or meet up with a friend.  A casual, sophisticated place where you can read, write, and DRINK!  This is such a unique bar, which is a friendly fusion of a coffee shop, a wine bar, and your neighborhood bookstore.  It'll be a place where people can meet, talk, and cultivate real connections.

It is so important to me that this bar becomes valuable to the community and the lives of Long Beach-natives.  This setting will be a forum to showcase and promote art, music, writings, photography, and other creative talents of local artists.  It'll be a place that brings the community together through these artistic avenues.

Most of you have been with me through my journey as I created and evolved the concept in my head.  Your enthusiasm for my success has nourished me though this process!  I hope that The Brass Lamp exceeds your expectations and gives you the casual, sophisticated book bar that you've been waiting for. 

I have been able to raise 75% of the funds that I need to start the build-out of this incredible 4,000 sq.ft. space, but now I’m turning to you to help me finish the development of this project.  With your help, I will raise over $25,000, which will go to the necessary expenses needed to open, such as permit and license fees, equipment and furniture, and of course the sweet final touches that will make The Brass Lamp so special.

Please continue supporting me and join me in building the bar.  This bar is for you!  Light up The Brass Lamp with your contribution!!!   

I'll never be able to repay you for your support, but I can repay you with complementary drinks and meals, but most importantly an experience that will make a difference to you and so many people!

Read. Write. DRINK

Risks and challenges

By the time the project is funded, I will be waiting to hear back from the city on the approval of the floor plans I submitted. Although the likelihood is low that the city may request changes to the floor plan, there is the potential that this could delay the construction timeline and overall the start date. If that is the case, we will be extremely diligent making the proper revisions are made in a timely manner.
Another potential challenge I might face is delay in construction due to any surprises in the foundation or current plumbing, engineering, or electrical. However, my General Contractor and his team are very smart, experienced, and efficient, so we will be able to get around any and all issues to keep our process on track and meet our timeline.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    A sincere THANK YOU CARD with very cool Brass Lamp BOOKMARKERS with quotes from historic authors.

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    A complimentary coffee beverage!!

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    Our RECIPE BOOK of our custom-made wine-cocktails, specially designed for the sweeter taste buds.

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    A FREE VIP complimentary invite to our jazz night event with free small plate dish and dessert.

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    A very cool short-stemmed 16.25oz. beer glass with Brass Lamp logo, and a two complimentary beverages for you and a friend.

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    A very cool Brass Lamp T-shirt, Brass Lamp book bag, and a VIP invite to one of our special events, and free beverages for the first 6 months of business!!!

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    A very cool short stemmed beer glass with the Brass Lamp logo which will stay at the bar and designated for only you to use for every beverage that you order. Free beverages for the first 10 months of business.

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    YOUR NAME engraved on our wall of fame, and FREE small plates for 1 YEAR!!!

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    A self-portrait or family portrait (your choice) drawn as a good-humored spoof of a "stuffy painting" and posted on the Brass Lamp's wall of fame! Drawn by one of Long Beach's very talented Illustrators.
    AND your NAME ENGRAVED on the wall of fame.

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    YOUR NAME engraved on our wall of fame, a FREE reservations to our chic VIP ROOM for 1 years, AND free complimentary desserts and drinks for 1 YEAR!

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    A reserved seating area that will ALWAYS be reserved for you and your friends, with a seating area NAMED AFTER YOU!!! This is our way of being forever grateful for your contribution!

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    LOGO Sponsorship: Your company logo will be permanently engraved on our wall of fame along with the link of your company permanently on my website as a “Significant Sponsor.” Also, we will provide special VIP treatment to your Employees of the Month for the first year of business, which will include reserved seating for them and a guest, and complimentary food and drinks, limit $50 per visit for the entire year.

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    LOGO Sponsorship and complimentary RESERVED Meeting Rooms: Your company logo will be permanently engraved on our wall of fame along with the link of your company will be permanently on my website as a “Significant Sponsor.” Also, we will provide special VIP treatment to your Employees of the Month for the first year of business, which will include reserved seating for them and a guest, and complimentary food and drinks, limit $50 per visit for the entire year. In addition, a conference room will be reserved for you and your meetings with free desserts for the entire year, limited to 7 persons per meeting.

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Funding period

- (30 days)