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You've may have seen us on our mobile bikeCOFFEE! Help us Kickstart a brick & mortar on the corner of Geer & Foster Streets in Durham!
You've may have seen us on our mobile bikeCOFFEE! Help us Kickstart a brick & mortar on the corner of Geer & Foster Streets in Durham!
You've may have seen us on our mobile bikeCOFFEE! Help us Kickstart a brick & mortar on the corner of Geer & Foster Streets in Durham!
609 backers pledged $32,325 to help bring this project to life.

Bull City represent in the final hours of our #CSC!

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Wow! We've broken the record for highest number of Squareholders for a Community Sourced Capital campaign ever!

Thanks to so many of our Kickstarter supporters who have come on board!

We are within reach of raising the most ever for a CSC campaign (50K cap). The money will help us setup better seating out front and build out our training/public tasting room more substantially from the beginning.

We are running to the finish in these final hours #BullSpeedAhead ! Will you help us spread the word that the campaign will end 10pm tonight? And if you haven't yet, please take a look at our page and consider becoming a Squareholder. It's a crowdfunded loan in increments of $50 that we pay back.

Link to page - http://csc.rocks/cocoa-cinnamon

There are probably lots of people out there who want to take part and a post or friendly reminder will remind them and help us create up to 19 more living wage and career jobs and keep Durham one of a kind.

Thank you all so much. We hope you have a lovely day and watch with us the grand finale of this campaign as it crescendos into the final hours!

With love and appreciation,

Leon and Areli

http://cocoacinnamon.com

Image of the bar model (from behind) where it will get built.
Image of the bar model (from behind) where it will get built.

We've raised $17,950 on CSC in 14 days! Will make us a $50 loan to help us keep moving foward for CC2?

Hi Everyone!

We're 1/2 way through our Community Sourced Capital campaign for Cocoa Cinnamon's second location!  In 14 days we've raised $17,950 of the minimum amount of $30,000 we need to hit to borrow the money.   http://csc.rocks/cocoa-cinnamon

We love having you all involved...It makes CC and our community a better place! CC2 will enable us to create up to 19 more living wage jobs and several career track positions.  Funds raised will help pay for some of the outdoor seating, our new espresso machine and some of the local design!  And to help build this form of local funding...keeping lending local.

With CSC you lend us money in increments of $50 (a "square") that we repay within 3 years. The middle of a campaign is when campaigns need the most help keeping the momentum.  Will you help us keep moving forward by becoming a Squareholder?

And please help us spread the word.

It's going amazingly so far!

Here's the link -- http://csc.rocks/cocoa-cinnamon

Areli, Heather Gordon, Maryah Smith-Overman and David Solow working on the geometric upper cabinet (think our front room floor translated in a new way and onto the cabinet above our bar).

CC2 Under Construction. Linton Architects (landlord and architect on left and CC on right). 

David Solow and Leon designing CC2 at CC1 

 Beautiful Plumbing in the new space!

   

Beauty World plays at CC1

Our Community Sourced Capital campaign for Cocoa Cinnamon's second shop is LIVE!

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We’re deep in getting Cocoa Cinnamon’s second location up and running and it’s going really well! 

Our Community Sourced Capital campaign is now LIVE. Can you help us spread the word about our CSC campaign to make sure we have a great launch?  

Community Sourced Capital loans start at $50 and they matter, to CC, our crew members and the positive impact we strive for in our community. One thing we learned from Kickstarter is that every bit goes a long way and that a lot of people together have a huge impact.

Here's the link to the campaign page: http://csc.rocks/cocoa-cinnamon

If you can help us spread the word, here's a quick list of actions. If you can do one of them that would be amazing and appreciated?

· share the link to our campaign on social media and by word of mouth. (facebook sharing works best 7 to 9pm mon – thurs and instagram and twitter on weekends and all other times)

· tell your friends and groups that you think might be interested

· if you know you’ll lend, it would help if you let us know in advance so we can coordinate it as part of the amazing fireworks crescendo that crowdfunding is

· talk to us if you would advocate for us on your listserv, or in another group (challenges worked really well during our kickstarter)

· or if you don’t know but would like to do more, let us know

If you would like to do something specific, please let me know so you can be part of creating the crowdfunding crescendo. If you’d rather spread the word in your own way, that’s awesome too. And if you’re too busy or this isn’t your thing, no pressure.

We appreciate you!

Leon and Areli

Cocoa Cinnamon

http://csc.rocks./cocoa-cinnamon

We'll soon be launching a Community Sourced Capital campaign for our new location!

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Hi Everyone,

We’re making amazing progress on opening our second location at 2625 Hillsborough Road in Durham and have had lots of people telling us that they would love to take part again. So we’ll soon be running a Community Sourced Capital (CSC) campaign.

With CSC, instead of just giving, you can make a small loan to us that we repay within 3 years, probably sooner.

Photo by Susie Zadeh.
Photo by Susie Zadeh.

Cocoa Cinnamon has excellent cash flow and will be paying for most of the project through our own business funds. Instead of just borrowing from a bank we wanted to let you all be in on it with us. We love being a community based shop and it feels better to do this together.

Here's where our new bar will go. Image by Linton Architects.
Here's where our new bar will go. Image by Linton Architects.

Like last time there is no pressure; when the campaign launches in the next week or so, check out the campaign and consider becoming a “square holder,” by making a small loan starting at $50. Every “Square” has a huge impact.

In addition to becoming a Square Holder there are lots of other ways to participate.

Help us spread the word and ensure the success of the campaign --

  • by sharing the link to our campaign. 
  • telling your friends if you know you’ll lend, you could let us know in advance so we can coordinate it as part of the amazing fireworks crescendo that crowdfunding is. 
  • talk to us if you would advocate for us on your listserv, or in another group. 
  • share on social media. 
  • or if you don’t know but would like to do more, let us know.

By helping us pay the cost of hiring local artists to make CC2 a one of a kind place, purchase key equipment and outdoor seating, you’ll help create: 

  • the capacity for CC to create career track positions and up to 19 new living wage jobs. 
  • an amazing work place, more local buying, more creation of opportunity in Durham through our giving program.
Early February meeting with some amazing Durham artists who will help make CC2 one of a kind.
Early February meeting with some amazing Durham artists who will help make CC2 one of a kind.

You’ll get: 

  • early news as we build out the shop an invite to our contributor only soft opening 
  • the satisfaction of having a direct impact by creating jobs, a thriving place in Durham and supporting the local economy 
  • paid all of your money back
Current status. Linton Architects, our landlord and co-tenant is doing a beautiful building renovation. We will then customize our space.
Current status. Linton Architects, our landlord and co-tenant is doing a beautiful building renovation. We will then customize our space.

To end, we wanted to leave you with an inspiring post that our friend and daring entrepreneur Avani Parekh posted on Facebook yesterday.

Here's the post:

“When you are in your full power it feels like your heart is buzzing and everything around you picks up on the vibration. Soon, everything is buzzing around you and living feels like the best rap song with the thumpingest bass line. You know when bees do that butt wiggling dance when they find a flower patch to direct other bees to the source of the treasure? Full power bees. Wiggling, jiggling, dancing bees. Happy bees."

In short, will you be our happy bees? Our full power bees? And help make Cocoa Cinnamon 2 a beautiful hive in this beautiful Bull City!

Thank you for all of your support! 

Leon and Areli

Cocoa Cinnamon

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