SO, WHO THE HECK ARE YOU? Our names are Nick, Jordan, Bijan, Richard,
Pete, Ally, Brian, and Al. We are a team of friends who love music
and good food. Over the last few years, we've been working towards the
dream of operating a place of our own - a live music venue and
restaurant where we can offer quality eats and awesome shows.
We are planning to re-open "The Five Spot" in Little Five Points as AISLE 5. Our team is asking for your support to help us achieve our vision, on time and without cutting corners.
plan to continue to produce some of the best live entertainment Atlanta
has to offer. We will locally source our ingredients whenever possible and never use GMOs. We will be active in the community and consciously limit our environmental impact.
also plan to create roughly 20 new jobs.
Our team would sincerely
appreciate your support, and in return we'll be able to give you some fun stuff like free tickets or a meal as our way of saying "THANK YOU, FROM AISLE 5!"
WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OLD PLACE?
When we purchased The Five Spot, we knew that the space
needed some TLC before it re-opened to the public. To accomplish our goal of creating
the best room possible, we identified three crucial (and expensive!)
things that had to be fixed:
Let's be honest - if you've seen a show here before you know how overly hot it could get inside. When it's cooler outside than inside during the summer in Atlanta, you know you have a problem!
We felt it was important to forgo our grandfathering clause and improve the floorplan by installing new, bigger bathrooms and a front entrance that are ADA-compliant and accessible to everyone.
We want every guest to be safe, clean and comfortable when they come see a show in Little 5 Points. By joining the "clean-up on Aisle 5" with your generous contribution, you will help install safe, appropriate power service and create these new amenities for us all to enjoy.
SO WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR THE SPACE?
establishment was a great place to discover local and national talent across many different genres of music. Sure, it was hot
and a bit grungy in there...but we still loved the place. Our company
produced its first live show there. One of us met our girlfriend
there. We loved hanging out in that big parking lot on summer nights
and maybe you did, too. So we scraped together our money, partnered up,
and bought the place before it was turned into another boutique
clothing store or simply lost to the ages altogether.
We will continue
with some of the things the space was known for and remain
"genre-neutral," so to speak - we will feature rock, electronic, jazz, hip-hop, funk, acoustic acts and everything in between. We want to
make these shows sound
and look even more amazing. One of the former Head of Sound engineers
at the Tabernacle
is on our team and ready to go...and he's a mad scientist.
We want to keep the spirit of the place alive, but we want to do things better. Cleaner. Tastier. LOUDER.
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
After attending lots of meetings over the last 10
months, we were able to get a unanimous approval from the Inman Park Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU-N) on our business and floor plans. On November 12th, 2013 at Atlanta City Hall, we were officially approved by the Liquor License Review
Board. Full steam ahead!
We are lucky and grateful to have some amazing people put
their faith and dollars into Aisle 5. Through our own investment
and pledged from family and friends, we have roughly 80% of the
total goal to complete the project on our current budget and without compromising our vision.
Every dollar of every contribution will go towards building an amazing venue and
creating jobs for some awesome folks who are passionate about music and food. We're really excited about these rewards we can offer for your support (more details can be found on the right hand side of this page).
Complementary Meal Cards - Appetizer, Sandwich or Flatbread, and Drink
A5 Custom Pint Glasses
Aisle 5 T-shirts and Hoodies
Your name/company/message engraved on the Family Wall
Invites to the Pre-Launch Parties (Catered, Live Entertainment)
Guest List Passes for 1 year
Create & Name a PERMANENT Sandwich or Flatbread for the menu
PERMANENT Guest List +1
THANK YOU in advance for your support. Please spread the word and we'll see you in 2014!!!
Risks and challenges
THE CLEAN-UP: The project's goal is to be re-opened in March of 2014 before St. Patrick's Day, but any construction project is subject to delays. All of our backers will receive updates on the progress of Aisle 5, making you the first to know all the latest news about our comeback.
As long as we secure funding and pass our fire and health code inspections, we do not anticipate any significant roadblocks to our proposed opening date.
FAN - We can't do it without the fans, after all. Your FIRST MEAL is on the house (your choice of sandwich or flatbread with appetizer and drink) and includes the A5 pint glass as part of our "Thank You" for your contribution.
VIP - For being a VIP and therefore better than everyone else (wink), you get an AISLE 5: LITTLE FIVE POINTS T-SHIRT. Made of comfortable, tri-blend material so you'll actually want to wear it. Also includes the general admission pass, A5 pint glass and complementary meal on the house.
ROAD CREW - Every good act needs a good road crew. Every good road crew needs good hoodies. Stay warm this winter with a LIMITED EDITION AISLE 5 HOODIE SWEATSHIRT. Of course, we'll give you the Aisle 5 T-shirt and 2 pint glasses to sweeten the pot.
FAMILY - Bubbie, you're Family. Become a permanent part of Aisle 5 as we will feature a brass plaque in your honor on our brick FAMILY WALL inside the venue. You'll also get the Limited Edition Hoodie, 2 T-shirts, 2 general admission passes, 2 pint glasses and 2 complementary meals on the house.
**EXTENDED-FAMILY** - EXTRA LARGE plaque on our FAMILY WALL inside the venue. You'll also get 2 Limited Edition Hoodies, 2 T-shirts, 2 general admission passes, 2 pint glasses and 2 complementary meals on the house.
INDUSTRY INSIDER - Get in Aisle 5 before anybody else with 2 passes to both of our PRE-LAUNCH BLOW-OUT PARTIES in March (4 passes total). Food, drinks, and very special musical guests will be provided in celebration of our grand opening. Also included are 2 of our A5 Hoodies, 2 T-shirts, extra-large plaque on our Family Wall, 2 general admission passes, 2 pint glasses, and 2 complementary meal vouchers.
AGENT - You've got business to take care of, so you're on our house GUEST LIST FOR ONE YEAR. Enjoy access to any Aisle 5 event (non-private) from 3/15/14 - 3/15/15. Also included are 2 passes to both of our Pre-Launch Parties, 2 Hoodies, 2 T-shirts, extra-large plaque on our Family Wall, 2 general admission passes, 2 pint glasses, and 2 complementary meal vouchers.
**BUSINESS PACKAGE** - 20' x 8' personalized mural on the outside brickwall of the building near the side door for ONE YEAR (3/15/14 thru 3/15/15). Proudly display your message or brand to every music fan that visits Aisle 5, as well as those simply walking through Little Five Points. Also includes your company's name displayed on an extra-large plaque on our Family Wall.
DIRECT SUPPORT - Every great show needs a great opening act, so help us CREATE AND NAME your own sandwich or flatbread for our permanent menu. Also included is Guest List for 1 year, 4 passes to both of our Pre-Launch Parties, 4 Hoodies, 4 T-shirts, extra-large plaque on our Family Wall, 10 pint glasses, and 10 complementary meal vouchers.
MANAGER - Be a total boss and RENT THE ENTIRE ROOM for you and your closest friends. Great for a holiday party, company event, wedding reception, or other celebration. Meal and customized pint glass for your event included for your guests (Limited to 100 people). Get the entire room for six hours of appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Also included are 4 passes to both of our Pre-Launch Parties, extra-large plaque on our Family Wall, 4 Limited Edition Hoodies, 4 pint glasses, 4 T-shirts, and 10 complementary meal vouchers.
**BUSINESS PACKAGE** - 20' x 8' personalized mural on the outside brickwall of the building near the side door for TWO YEARS (3/15/14 thru 3/15/16). Proudly display your message or brand to every music fan that visits Aisle 5, as well as those simply walking through Little Five Points. Also includes your company's name displayed on an extra-large plaque on our Family Wall.