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About

Concept

The first place is your home, the second place is your work and The Third Place is your “great good place.” It’s where you go to relax, have a good time, and surround yourself with friends both old and new.

Our focus is on bringing community together through daily events such as live music performances, speakeasies, movie nights, PlayStation tournaments, Salsa dancing classes, stand-up comedy acts and more.

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Whether you’re staying for a few hours or the whole day, you will be able to enjoy bottomless free coffee, tea, milk, juice, and cookies. If you want a bite to eat, you can buy one of our own gourmet sandwiches, order delivery from our nearby restaurant partners at discounted prices, or you can bring your own food and drinks including alcohol. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for sale in-house!

Entry for the entire day, including events, is a $25 cover charge online (or $30 at the door). You can also stop in and buy a coffee or tea to go. We want you to keep coming back, so every fifth visit and fifth “to go drink” is on us

Location: Arlington, VA. Hours of operation: 7am - 2am every day.

What makes us Different?

  • Unique concept with daily events
  • Edible Coffee Cups & Cookie Milks shots
  • A place to spend each evening differently with friends both old and new
  • Sunken conversation pit, USB charging ports in every outlet, natural wood fireplace and more!
Business Plan
Business Plan

Memberships?

Yes! There will be 3 levels:

Silver

  • $75 / month
  • $10 entrance discount
  • 2 free guest passes every month
  • 15% discount on coffee to go

Gold 

  • $150/month
  • $15 entrance discount
  • 5 free guest passes every month
  • 20% discount on alcohol & coffee to go 
  • $100 discount to rent the venue for an event

VIP

  • $300/month
  • free entrance
  • 8 free guest passes every month
  • 50% discount on alcohol & coffee to go 
  • $200 discount to rent the venue for an event

Will combine with each fifth free visit and each fifth free to go drink! See rewards section on the right to get those now and save! 

Who are "we"?

Kseniia and Vitaliy
Kseniia and Vitaliy

We includes Vitaliy Hayda from Ukraine and Kseniia Shnyreva from Russia. We met each other in Ocean City, Maryland in the summer of 2012. It all started quickly, but ended up in marriage 1.5 years later, despite extreme unacceptance from our families because of our countries of origin. But almost eight month afterwards, they started to see that one’s country of origin does not make you a bad person by default.

Where are we from?
Where are we from?

We are in our mid 20s now. We arrived in the USA with $612 and managed in two years to align ourselves with a middleclass income. Now we live in Arlington, VA, about two miles from Washington, D.C.

We used to work 14-16 hours a day and managed to go to the gym in between jobs. We used to earn $1,200 a month each and traveled often. We used to ride bikes 40 minutes one way to work in fast food, while we lived in a room with four other people. We spoke no English, but were still happy and enjoyed every morning.

Now we have a brand new car, great jobs, our own apartment, and the ability to travel for 3-4 days every 2-3 months. We also have time to read books, write a blog, and start The Third Place to be a great success.

Thank you for believing in us!

Risks and challenges

Starting a business is not a walk in the park, but it is not hard either. For the 8 months we've been pouring our lives into this project and the road ahead is clear.

Our team currently consists of 3 people, plus one freelancer, lawyer, and two great business advisors who are substituting our experience with theirs, so there is no possible failure of this venture. We will be doing this until it succeeds.

Thank you for your support and we see you at The Third Place!

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    Our eternal THANKS and a Brochure

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    BE A FOUNDER! Your name, in full, on our founders wall in EVERY The Third Place we open. Forever. Seriously. Plus one free espresso in our Edible Coffee Cup OR three Cookie Milks shots, with our eternal THANKS. And a Brochure.

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    Silver membership ($75 value) for 1 month of your choice and exclusive t-shirt "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    Silver membership ($150 value) for 2 month of your choice OR two Silver memberships for 1 month of your choice. Exclusive t-shirt "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    VIP membership ($300 value) for 1 month of your choice OR two Gold memberships for 1 month of your choice. 2 exclusive t-shirts "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    Reserve The Third Place for 4 hours for your event ($1400 value). Silver membership ($75 value) for 1 month of your choice. Exclusive t-shirt "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    Reserve The Third Place for a day for your event ($2000 value, which is still 50% cheaper than competition). 2 soft open invitations and 2 Silver memberships for 1 month of your choice ($150 value). 2 exclusive t-shirts "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    2 VIP memberships for 3 months of your choice ($1800 value). The Third Place for a day for your event ($2000 value, which is still 50% cheaper than competition). 2 soft open invitations. 2 exclusive t-shirts "I would rather be at The Third Place". Article on our website about you, as a valuable donor with all of our social media outreach. Plus everything in the $25 level.

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    Use our best skills: Kseniia will draw a big landscape painting to your order! Vitaliy can help you setup your dream website with social media coaching and full support for 2 month. 4 soft open invitations. Article on our website about you, as a valuable donor with all of our social media outreach. The Third Place for a day for your event ($2000 value, which is still 50% cheaper than competition). Two VIP memberships for 1 month of your choice ($600 value). 2 exclusive t-shirts "I would rather be at The Third Place". Plus everything in the $25 level.

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Funding period

- (45 days)