$1,495
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31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 7 2014 6:24 PM UTC +00:00
$1,495
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 7 2014 6:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

COFFEE, BOOKS & BLUES 

752 81st Street South Birmingham, AL 35206

Weekdays: 7am-10pm Friday and Saturday

Sunday hours: 7am-3pm Local Farmers Market TBA

  • Like the title suggests, our place will provide COFFEE, BOOKS & BLUES, in pretty much that same order! Starting with Coffee everyday at 7am, patrons will enjoy a selection of local coffee blends provided by Irondale, Alabama based coffee roaster redbikecoffee. An assortment of fresh breads, muffins, bagels and danishes will be supplied by Continental Bakery/chezlulu.

We will also offer a variety of New and Used books. Having worked for several years at the famed Liberation Bookstore in Harlem, New York,  Coffee, Books and Blues founder Sharrif Simmons aspires to continue his Great Aunt Una Mulzac's Legacy in Birmingham's underserved Eastlake neighborhood. Opportunities for book clubs, tutoring programs and book signings will be available.

ON TO THE BLUES! 

COFFEE, BOOKS AND BLUES will host some of Birmingham's most talented musicians, visual artists, poets and writers. Live music will be programmed on weekends, showcasing Blues and Jazz musicians from across the state of Alabama and beyond!

As Birmingham enjoys a historic revitalization of it's neighborhoods, Coffee, Books & Blueswill bring a much needed service to a community categorically considered a food desert. Located at the foot of the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, our cafe will also host an outdoor local Farmers Market on Sundays from 7am-3pm

More pictures and updates coming soon!

Let's continue to make Birmingham a WHOLE CITY experience!

Risks and challenges

After speaking with several of my entrepreneurial friends, particular those in the service industry, our greatest obstacles will be timely permits from the Board of Health and so on. We have addressed these issues, and by the time we complete our fundraising effort (which I'm sure we will!) every measure will be taken to ensure we have a timely and successful opening.

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    A pipping hot cup of coffee, choice of pastry and a big thanks! (Walk in only)

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    All of the above and a COFFEE, BOOKS & BLUES coffee mug! (Walk in only)

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    All of the Above...and...A COFFEE, BOOKS & BLUES MEMBERSHIP CARD!!

    Your personalized card will entitled you to coffee deals, cost effective purchases and a great big o'l thank you!!

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    All of the above. Plus! A custom COFFEE, BOOKS & BLUES T-SHIRT!!

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    You will be rewarded with all of the above AND tickets to our first 4 music events!

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Funding period

- (20 days)