About the campaign
First and most important: Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Kickstarter campaign. Without all of you, we wouldn't be this close to opening our doors. While we weren't able to to get open in the time frame we had hoped, we've started construction and bought a lot of the equipment and materials to get us started! We still need more of our kitchen equipment and furniture, as well as need to pay for the plumbing and construction that we can't do on our own. We’re raising an $18k loan from you, our supporters, to help us build out the rest of the Defiant Goldfish. With your help, we’ll be able to build one very cool restaurant, beer and wine bar, and a coffee shop that will make all of North Tacoma proud and be a great tribute to the Goldfish Tavern.
Re-opening The Goldfish Tavern will our community a better place to live. A neighborhood I want to live in!
Here’s how the finances break down: The funds from Kickstarter helped purchase the materials for the bar itself, the tables for the restaurant, some of the lighting, wall coverings, kitchen equipment, dish and glassware, walk-in and most important, continue to make lease payments while we completed the design, continued to acquire equipment, meet with the city, liquor control board, suppliers, found a contractor and a lender that will help us bring this all to fruition. The majority of The Defiant Goldfish funding came from the support of our Kickstarter backers and Adam Dopps, one of the partners in the Defiant Goldfish. The remaining funds needed are being raised through this campaign loan from CSC, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar with a 0% interest loan from Craft3 for a total of nearly $40,000, the last bit of financing we need to open our doors this summer!
Did you miss our Kickstarter? Here’s what we’re up to: The Defiant Goldfish is Point Defiance's Pizza Bistro, Alehouse, Wine Bar, Wine Store and Coffee Shop. We will select the best Tacoma micro brews, Washington made wines, and locally grown ingredients from right here in the Pacific Northwest, and perfectly pair them with the most spectacular service and friendliest staff you will ever see. You can make this reality. Help bring the Goldfish back!
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