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The Haunting Grounds Cafe

Be a part of bringing this spooky, fun, and artist driven gathering space to life!

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pledged of$300,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on June 9, 2024

Project Description

Welcome to The Haunting Grounds Cafe!  My name is Anna and I am the owner and CEO of this incredibly fun concept that I need YOUR help to bring to life.  I am a single mom who worked for 25yrs in rock n roll.  The industry was a tough one and I found myself longing for change, for something better not just for myself, but for my child.  So we are moving to Fort Collins, CO to create a dry alternative cafe and event space that is welcoming to all walks of life and brings joy, wonder, and spooky amazement to all who visit.  

From our freakishly entertaining staff to our bone-chilling decor, enjoy wicked delicious drinks and eats with a whimsical side of spooky at The Haunting Grounds Cafe!  After enjoying the ambiance and delicious meal, shop our retail store and artist consignment shop.  As an artist myself I can't wait to help support other local artists in this way.

The Haunting Grounds brings together creepy creativity across food, drink, décor and culture that customers won't find anywhere else nearby. Our startup has tapped into strong local demand for an innovative café experience in Fort Collins, capturing business from college students, visiting tourists and year-round community members looking for somewhere unique to meet up.

We plan to use our financing funds in the following key areas during the startup phase of our 
business:
• Leasing and buildout of our retail cafe location - This covers upfront costs for leasing our space, building permits, architectural and construction fees, materials for interior construction and fixtures/furniture installation. 
• Equipment purchases and setup - We need to procure and install all of our cooking, refrigeration, point of sale and other equipment necessary to operate the cafe.
• First 3 months operating expenses - Our financing will help cover expenses like payroll, food, inventory, utilities, insurance and other costs in our first months as we establish the cafe, acquire regular customers and reach profitability.
• Branding and marketing - We will use a portion of funds for professional branding services to create our visual brand and website. We will also allocate some of the finances to advertising and promotional costs to market our grand opening and attract new customers.

I was raised by a very strong and independent mom who showed me that women absolutely deserve the place we want in this world.  Now my mom is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, and I have realized that it is now my turn to show my daughter that with hard work and perseverance, if you BELIEVE in your dreams, you can achieve anything.  I am excited for YOU to help me show her this beautiful life lesson.   Even better is that her first job will be in the cafe and I am hopeful that in time she will take the brand and run with it.  I want to give her the world... for now I will teach her to dream and believe.  

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  • When will The Haunting Grounds Cafe Open?  We are aiming to open September 2024. 

     

 

 

Jack
04/07/2024
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sharon
04/06/2024
THGC Logo Keychain
$50
Sima Button
04/03/2024
Monetary Contribution
$10
Rachel
03/20/2024
Monetary Contribution
$100
03/13/2024
THGC Logo Cup and Sticker
$100
Karen LaRossa
03/12/2024
THGC Logo Keychain
$50
Kendra Harris
03/12/2024
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sarah
03/12/2024
THGC Logo Cup and Sticker
$100
Vaughn Solomon
03/12/2024
THGC Logo Cup and Sticker
$100
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25.00 USD
THGC Logo Sticker

Receive one Haunting Grounds Logo Sticker. This gift will be mailed out when we are in our storefront location and able to ship

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50.00 USD
THGC Logo Keychain

Receive one Haunting Grounds Logo Keychain. This gift will be mailed out when we are in our storefront location and able to ship

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75.00 USD
THGC Logo Cup

You will receive 1 Haunting Grounds Logo cold beverage cup.

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100.00 USD
THGC Logo Cup and Sticker

You will receive 1 Haunting Grounds Logo cold beverage cup and 1 sticker! 

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150.00 USD
Free Drink and Pastry

Receive a voucher for a free beverage of choice and free pastry or dessert of choice when you visit us at The Haunting Grounds Cafe.  This voucher will not expire.

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200.00 USD
THGC Logo T-Shirt and sticker

You will receive one Haunting Grounds Logo T-Shirt and one logo sticker.

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250.00 USD
THGC Coupon Book

Receive a 10 page coupon book for freebies and discounts including eats and retail deals.  

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500.00 USD
Sign our Wall of Skulls

We will have a wall of Skulls as a sort of wall of fame.  When we have famous visitors we will have them sign our wall!  This is going to be a very cool selfie spot.  You have the chance to be among the first names on our skulls!  This reward will get you an invite to our private grand opening celebration where you will be among the first 10 signatures to haunt our cafe!

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750.00 USD
THGC Merch Mystery Box

You will receive a merch mystery box that will include 6-8 pieces of Haunting Grounds merch.  Items you could receive are T-shirts, hats, stickers, keychains, magnets, coffee mugs, cold beverage cups etc.

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2,000.00 USD
Paint & Sip for 2

You will receive a voucher for a free Paint and sip (non-alcoholic as we are a dry venue) experience for 2!  This voucher will cover your seats, supplies, beverages and one dessert for each of you.  This voucher will not expire.  We will host at least 1 paint & sip event each month if not more frequently so you can take your pick once we open Fall 2024.

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5,000.00 USD
Exclusive Grand Opening Event

You will get 2 tickets to our invite only grand opening event as well as a Haunting Grounds Grand Opening Swag Bag including merch, art, and coupons for future visits. 

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10,000.00 USD
Grand Opening Weekend Getaway for 2

Come spend our opening weekend with us!  You will get 2 nights in a Fort Collins hotel, 2 tickets to our invite only grand opening event as well as a Haunting Grounds Grand Opening Swag Bag including merch, art, and coupons for future visits.   Then you will join us for brunch the next day before exploring the rest of beautiful Fort Collins.  We will provide a rental car for 2 days locally with this reward.  

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Denver, CO
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25.00 USD
THGC Logo Sticker

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50.00 USD
THGC Logo Keychain

Receive one Haunting Grounds Logo Keychain. This gift will be mailed out when we are in our storefront location and able to ship

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75.00 USD
THGC Logo Cup

You will receive 1 Haunting Grounds Logo cold beverage cup.

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100.00 USD
THGC Logo Cup and Sticker

You will receive 1 Haunting Grounds Logo cold beverage cup and 1 sticker! 

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150.00 USD
Free Drink and Pastry

Receive a voucher for a free beverage of choice and free pastry or dessert of choice when you visit us at The Haunting Grounds Cafe.  This voucher will not expire.

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200.00 USD
THGC Logo T-Shirt and sticker

You will receive one Haunting Grounds Logo T-Shirt and one logo sticker.

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250.00 USD
THGC Coupon Book

Receive a 10 page coupon book for freebies and discounts including eats and retail deals.  

100 Left
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500.00 USD
Sign our Wall of Skulls

We will have a wall of Skulls as a sort of wall of fame.  When we have famous visitors we will have them sign our wall!  This is going to be a very cool selfie spot.  You have the chance to be among the first names on our skulls!  This reward will get you an invite to our private grand opening celebration where you will be among the first 10 signatures to haunt our cafe!

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750.00 USD
THGC Merch Mystery Box

You will receive a merch mystery box that will include 6-8 pieces of Haunting Grounds merch.  Items you could receive are T-shirts, hats, stickers, keychains, magnets, coffee mugs, cold beverage cups etc.

25 Left
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2,000.00 USD
Paint & Sip for 2

You will receive a voucher for a free Paint and sip (non-alcoholic as we are a dry venue) experience for 2!  This voucher will cover your seats, supplies, beverages and one dessert for each of you.  This voucher will not expire.  We will host at least 1 paint & sip event each month if not more frequently so you can take your pick once we open Fall 2024.

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5,000.00 USD
Exclusive Grand Opening Event

You will get 2 tickets to our invite only grand opening event as well as a Haunting Grounds Grand Opening Swag Bag including merch, art, and coupons for future visits. 

5 Left
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10,000.00 USD
Grand Opening Weekend Getaway for 2

Come spend our opening weekend with us!  You will get 2 nights in a Fort Collins hotel, 2 tickets to our invite only grand opening event as well as a Haunting Grounds Grand Opening Swag Bag including merch, art, and coupons for future visits.   Then you will join us for brunch the next day before exploring the rest of beautiful Fort Collins.  We will provide a rental car for 2 days locally with this reward.  

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