We Need Your Help to Cross The Finish Line
First of all I want to thank everyone for your patience. I know it's taken much longer than we had anticipated, but unfortunately that's the name of the game when you're trying to (re)open a business in this kind of economy.
We are almost open, and I hate to name a time or a date because something seems to always come up whenever I do, but let me say this, I am downright determined to get open in time to decorate Halloween sugar cut-outs and frost Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting.
What has been taking so long? Besides the general nature of dealing with getting the space up to code and contractors, the major hang-up has been that we do in fact need a hood, and while I am a creative gal that usually can come up with creative solutions, this is what is holding us back. At this point we cannot get financing to pay for it so we will need to earn the money to pay for it through presales and sales from the Cafe end once we open. If we can generate $7,500 we will be able to get a hood installed so we can bake on site.
So where do you come in?
We need you to spread the word that YES! we are in fact going to reopen, and we need your to help to do that. That's why we are still here, this far into it. A business started from scratch with no capital and just a few micro loans from a friend and family members along the way, you have helped us get this far, so you all should pat yourselves on the back because you helped make this happen!
So what can you do to help us reopen? A lot! Here are some things you can do, and just for helping us out, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to St. Paul Classic Cookie!
Follow us on Twitter. You can find us at @spclassiccookie. If you are not on Twitter yet, it's super easy, free, and fun! Just go to Twitter, sign up, and follow us at @spclassiccookie. This is the quickest way for us to update everyone, plus it's just super fun to be able to connect and chat with one another!
Become a Fan on Facebook! We have photos, recipes, and special announcements and discounts just for our fans!
Sign up for our Grand Opening Party invite! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post your favorite baked good on this blog post.
Post what kind of Cafe menu item you would like to see us make in our new location on this blog post. (Could be your favorite soup or sandwich.)
Purchase a CSB share. Can't find one to fit your needs? Shoot me an email and we can customize one for you!
Buy cookies from the future* to help us pay for our hood and installation. Could be one dozen, could be five dozen, it will all help us get to our goal.
Can you be entered in the drawing more than once? Absolutely! Say you follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, sign up for our Grand Opening invite, post your favorite cookie or muffin on this blog post, refer a friend to this blog post, and buy 2 dozen cookies from the future, you will be entered in the drawing six times.
Thank you again for everything you have done for us and we are so grateful for any way you can help us!
We can't wait to bake for you again! (Our oven is ever so lonely!)
*Please be aware: cookies from the future are actually just cookies I will bake for you in the future once we have our hood installed and we are up and running. They are not cookies that will turn you into robots or help you time travel. However, I bet they would be a delicious snack whilst watching Star Trek.