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A neighborhood-focused wine cafe and shop in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring.
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Hi! We're your new favorite neighborhood wine cafe!

We are Jarrod Jabre and Justin Wallace: two experienced restaurant, wine, and beer managers and Silver Spring neighbors, and we're opening a new establishment in Downtown Silver Spring. Locavino is a wine and beer cafe, with a full menu, as well as retail.The name (blatantly stolen from the word "locavore") reflects our mission to shine a spotlight on local beverages in the context of the global wine and beer market. 

It is important to us that Locavino not only be a gathering place for our beloved neighborhood, but also be a force for good in our community. Far from just being a place to gather, we will use our resources to give back, through donations and community support, dedication to reaching an indexed living wage (with benefits!) for our staff, and wherever possible, using sustainable sourcing that respects animals and the planet. 

Our good friend Jeff Lund, from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards
Our good friend Jeff Lund, from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards

We want you to be a part of our grand opening!

What good is being a neighborhood wine cafe, if we don't invite the neighborhood to join us from the start?

We want you to join us! By supporting this campaign, Locavino will not only become a part of this community, but YOU will become apart of Locavino. In return, you'll go to sleep with all the pride and joy that comes from being a recognized founding supporter of this new venture. Impress your friends! Amaze your enemies! Be pointedly ignored by your cats!

We have a number of goodies off to the right (---->, unless you're on mobile) that we think are wonderful opportunities to support local AND score some high-quality swag for yourself in return. It's a win-win.

Where will your money go?

We promise we won't spend all of it on drinks at McGinty's. 

Instead, these funds will go to finishing off our re-styling and updating of our space, as well as ensuring that we can open with as many delicious wine and beer options as possible. The more money we make, the bigger our wine list, the better our glassware, the awesomer our awesome. If we make enough, we can even move forward with some of our long-term goals: for example, a second dishwasher (say goodbye to disposable plates and cutlery!)

some guy looking for wine...
some guy looking for wine...

Risks and challenges

The small restaurant business landscape is a hard one. However, we are confident that the support of our community and our unique concept will continue to prove that local businesses can be successful!

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    Social Media SHOUT OUT!

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    Personalized Cork In Our Founders Mural

    Get a cork with your name printed on it included in our custom "Founders Mural", made completely out of wine corks! Be a permanent part of the Locavino space.

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    Limited Edition Locavino Wine Opener

    A waiter's corkscrew emblazoned with our awesome logo, to commemorate the grand opening of Locavino. The Epic Rialto is the preferred waiter's corkscrew of Locavino's founders -- trust us, it's the best one out there.

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    “Founder’s Edition” reusable tote bag

    A specialty designed and printed commemorative tote bag to show off your contribution to Silver Spring's best new local wine cafe. Includes all lower rewards. Cheers!

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    Soft Opening Invitation

    An early invitation to an exclusive soft opening event, where you will get to be one of the first to try our new menu and wine list. Includes all lower level rewards.

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    Your own quote on a shelf talker.

    Don't take our word for it... take yours! In consultation with our wine staff, you'll get to see your tasting notes about one of our wines, on our in-store shelf talker! (Don't worry if you don't know what to say.. we'll be there to help!) Includes all lower rewards.

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    Take a Seat

    Your name and/or message (subject to approval) emblazoned on a plate and attached to the chair or stool of your choosing. (No, this does not give you the right to kick someone else out of "your" seat... but it's still a pretty cool bragging right, if you ask us.)

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    VIP Event with 9 Friends!

    Fully catered event for you and nine of your friends, as a special invitation before we open! Includes all lower rewards (except the 3-person VIP Event.)

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    Veto Power

    You get to name one of our already-famous eggplant, sweet potato, or truffle fries after your favorite pet.

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    VIP Event with 3 Friends

    Fully catered event for you and three of your friends, as a special invitation before we open! Includes all lower rewards.

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